A jury member of Oscar praises 'Slumdog Millionaire' for its universal appeal

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Mumbai/New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Krishna Shah, a jury member of Oscar committee today praised 'Slumdog Millionaire' which created a sensation by winning eight Oscars.

Talking to mediapersons here, Shah said that the movie has a universal appeal.

"'Slumdog Millionaire' is a story that any one in the world can identify with. It is a rocking story. It is a story of rags to riches. People who rise above their circumstances, people without any dream, they create a dream and be somebody, so it is a universal film," he added.

Meanwhile Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor who was in New Delhi said that she would definitely celebrate the Oscars once her father Anil Kapoor who has acted in 'Slumdog Millionaire' is back from Los Angeles.

"I will celebrate it when my dad comes back," she added.

The film won eight Academy awards better known as the Oscars, including the Best Picture award.

Bollywood's A R Rahman won Oscars for original score and original song in Danny Boyle's 'Slumdog Millionaire', becoming the first Indian composer to strike gold at the famed annual Academy awards.

'Slumdog Millionaire' is a movie about a young man looking for love and competing for money on the Indian version of the television game show 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire'.

It also earned Oscars for Adapted Screenplay and Cinematography, as the world's top film honours got under way.

The awards bagged by the film are Best Motion Picture of the Year, Danny Boyle as Best Director, A R Rahman and Gulzar for original song 'Jai Ho', Rahman for the Best musical composition, Resul Pookutty for Sound Mixing, Anthony Dod Mantle for Best Cinematography, Simon Beaufoy for adapted Screenplay and Chris Dickens for Editing. (ANI)

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