Resul Pookutty highlights plight of homeless childrenMay 19th, 2009 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 19 (IANS) Post “Slumdog Millionaire” success, Oscar-award winner Indian sound designer Resul Pookutty is going places to highlight the plight of homeless kids.
Pookutty, who won an Oscar for best sound mixing for the Danny Boyle multiple award winning underdog drama, was here Tuesday to highlight the plight of homeless children in the capital, at Store 99, Pacific mall, in Vaishali, Ghaziabad.
“I’m not a person who has a lot of money or who can pull in corporate things but these are the gestures I can do if I can bring attention to the people and if I can be instrumental for anything that would help them I’d do that and that’s the maximum I can do,” Pookutty told reporters.
“I can try bringing attention towards them. There are thousands of children on the streets, what are we doing to help them,” he asked.
Pookutty also confessed to being inclined towards the cause courtesy his Oscar-gong movie.
“Much more than anything else, it’s the theme of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, particularly its focus on the plight of children that touched everyone, and this is what keeps me committed to do everything that I can to improve their situation.”
A group of homeless children, associated with the Delhi-based NGO Butterflies, were allowed a basket full of free shopping on the occasion.
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