Indians enjoy at Oscar

India has been revelling in the Oscar night glory, with the success of Slumdog Millionaire, its composer AR Rahman and the documentary Smile Pinki.

Rahman won two Oscars, best original score and best original song – Jai Ho, with fellow Indian Gulzar.

Resul Pookotty bagged another award for sound mixing of the rags-to-riches Mumbai movie, which also won the best director and the best picture.

Smile Pinki, about an Indian cleft-lip girl, won best short documentary.

The successof Slumdog sparked massive celebrations back in the Mumbai slum, where two of the film’s child actors still live.

Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail were both in Hollywood for the ceremony.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, “They have done India proud”.

India’s biggest winner of the night was Rahman, 43.

He said as he accepted the award, “I just want to thank again the whole crew of Slumdog Millionaire, especially Danny Boyle, for giving me such a great opportunity.

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