Gursharan Kaur hosts a reception for smiling ”Pinky”

February 27th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): After winning accolades at the Oscars, the little protagonist of Oscar winning documentary ”Smile Pinky” got a warm reception by the wife of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

Gursharan Kaur hosted a reception for Pinky Sonkar and her father at her official residence on Friday to honour her Oscar win.

Perched safely in her father’’s arms, Pinky ducked shyly as the photographers urged her to smile for them.

Hailing from a nondescript village of Uttar Pradesh, the small wonder is being hailed as a hero by her villagers for striking gold young.

”Smile Pinky” is the story of a child with a lip deformity and was one of the four films nominated for best short documentary at the Academy Awards.

American filmmaker 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 a successful surgery. (ANI)

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