Pinki Sonkar of 'Smile Pinky' returns to India

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New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Pinki Sonkar, the tiny protagonist of the Oscar winning documentary 'Smile Pinky', has returned to India from USA.

Pinki, who played the lead role in the documentary 'Smile Pinky', was given a rousing reception at the airport on Thursday.

On her part, Pinki shyly answered just two questions posed by the media persons.

When asked what have you got?, she replied 'Oscar' and from where have you brought this award? she said 'America'

Dr. Subodh Singh, the surgeon who gave Pinki the smile that ushered her onto the Hollywood's red carpet, said that such a film would spread awareness about cleft lip in society.

"Winning of this Oscar is a big achievement for children suffering with a cleft lip problem. With this, the awareness will spread in the world. 'Smile Train' can help children suffering from this problem in world, specially in India," said Dr. Subodh.

'Smile Pinky' is the story of a child with a lip deformity. It is one of the four films nominated for best short documentary at the famed Academy Awards.

Megan Mylan's film 'Smile Pinky' depicts the saga of six-year-old Pinki Sonkar who had become a social outcast because of a cleft lip.

The 39-minute documentary traces Pinki's journey from being ostracized to being treated like a normal girl after a social worker helped her undergo surgery. (ANI)

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