Parliament felicitates artistes of Oscar-winning 'Slumdog Millionaire'

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New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker, Meira Kumar, on Monday felicitated artistes of Oscar winning 'Slumdog Millionaire' before the movie was screened for the lawmakers.

A special screening of the movie was held for members of both the houses.

"I feel really blessed. People have been really kind to my music. And in mind it's just the beginning, we have lot to do," said music director AR Rahman.

"It is the privilege of the parliament, when world over our artists are being honoured, celebrities are being honoured. Parliament is the right place for all of us to acknowledge their service and excellence," said lawmaker Oscar Fernandes.

On Sunday, a special screening of Slumdog Millionaire' was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan for President Pratibha Patil.

Rahman and Pookutty won three Oscars for India as the "Slumdog Millionaire" juggernaut swept the annual Hollywood awards.

"Slumdog Millionaire", based on Indian diplomat Vikas Swarup's novel "Q and A", came to the 81st Academy Awards ceremony with 10 nominations and failed to win only in the Sound Editing category. (ANI)

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