Gulzar says Rahman is the man, refuses credit for self

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PRIDE OF A NATION, PRIDE OF A BILLION PEOPLE, PRIDE OF SOUTH ASIA! winner: BEST PICTURE, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ADAPTIVE SCREENPLAY, BEST MUSICAL SCORE, BEST SONG If not for Rahman, a Hindi song could not have hoped to make it to the Oscars. INDIA AHOY! Alicia Keys presents the Academy Award to composer AR Rahman. ACADEMY AWARDS | SLUMDOG GETS 8 OSCARS Font Size Rahman wins 2 Oscars; Slumdog bags 8 in all Agencies Published on Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 07:28, Updated on Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 15:08 in Entertainment section Los Angeles: It was a dream run at the Oscars for India. Filmmaker Danny Boyle's rags-to-riches romance set in India, Slumdog Millionaire, won eight Oscar awards for best feature film, direction, original song, original score, sound mixing, editing, adapted screenplay and cinematography. An elated Rahman who won the Academy Awards for best original score and song from the film Slumdog Millionaire said, I want to thank everyone. The essence of the film is optimism and hope. All through my life I had the choice of love and hateI chose love and I am here. Read story Boyle, 52, who had never before been nominated for an Oscar, beat David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon), Gus Van Sant (Milk), and Stephen Daldry (The Reader). Boyle also becomes the first British winner of best director since Sam Mendes was honored in 2000 for American Beauty. Resul Pookutty, who won the Oscar for best sound mixing, along with Ian Tapp and Richard ...

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