Sudarsan Patnaik greets ‘Slumdog…’ team with sand Oscars(With image)

February 23rd, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Slumdog MillionaireBhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) Sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik Monday created images of the Oscar trophies on a beach in Orissa to congratulate the team of “Slumdog Millionaire” that won eight Oscars, including for best picture.Patnaik sculpted eight Oscar trophies on sand with a 25-ft long movie reel on the beach in the coastal city of Puri, 56 km from here along with his students.

“We used five tonnes of sand and spent almost five hours building it,” Patnaik told IANS by phone.

“I congratulate the entire team of the ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ especially music composer A.R. Rahman,” he said.

Hundreds of tourists including several foreigners visited the site and saw the images, he said.

Patnaik has participated in more than 37 international sand sculpture championships across the globe and has won many awards.

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