Oscar winner Resul Pookutty returns home to hero’s welcome

February 26th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, Feb 26 (ANI): Resul Pookutty, who won the Oscar for best sound mixing, returned to his home to a hero’s welcome in Mumbai along with his wife and Slumdog actor Irrfan Khan.

Pookutty, who hails from Kerala’s Kollam district, shared the Sound Mixing Oscar with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke for his work in the Danny Boyle film “Slumdog Millionaire”.

Hundreds of fans and friends gave a rousing welcome to them outside the Chatrapati Shivaji Airport.

There were banners, placards and posters all over and slogans of ‘Jai Ho’ of the song that fetched three Oscars reverberated at the airport.

Amidst commotion and enthusiastic fans trying to shake hands with Pookutty and Khan, security personnel had a tough job to usher them out of the airport.

Rahman and Resul won three Oscars for India as the “Slumdog Millionaire” juggernaut swept the annual Hollywood awards.

“The way people have come here to welcome us is really great. This is the biggest award ever. People out there (Oscars) do recognize talent,” said Irrfan Khan.

“Slumdog Millionaire”, goes on to win 20 million dollars in a quiz show, was adjudged the best film.

It also fetched Danny Boyle the Best Director award, Simon Beaufoy best Adapted Screenplay and Anthony Dod Mantle the best Cinematography award. The film was also awarded for Best Editing. (ANI)

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