New Delhi: It was not just director of Life of Pi, Ang Lee's Indian fans, but also Bollywood celebrities who got ecstatic when Lee ended his acceptance speech with "Namaste". From author Shobhaa De to internationally acclaimed actor Kabir Bedi, all are ecstatic.
It was a big moment for Ang Lee when he won the best director
Oscar for Life of Pi at the 85th Academy Awards, but it
was a bigger moment for his Indian fans when he ended his
acceptance speech with "Namaste". From author Shobhaa De to
internationally acclaimed actor Kabir Bedi, all are
Life of Pi narrates the journey of an Indian boy who
survives a storm. Widely shot in India, the fantasy adventure drama
stars young Delhi-based Suraj Sharma in the lead role, with
acclaimed Indian actors Irrfan and Tabu seen in prominent roles in
the movie, a big screen adaptation of Canadian author Yann Martel's
Man Booker Prize-winning novel.
During his acceptance speech, Lee thanked his producers, "Indian
crew", Suraj and all technicians who worked on the movie.
"Suraj, where are you," he said, and the cameras focussed on
Suraj, who made his acting debut with the movie. And finally Lee
wrapped up the speech saying, "Namaste." Apart from best director,
Life of Pi also got the Oscar for best cinematography,
visual effects and best music - original score.
Here is what Bollywood celebrities tweeted following his
Congratulations to the entire team of Life Of Pi and to
the Genius called Ang Lee. Proud to have worked with him (in
Yes Life of Pi wins four Oscars, with most deserved
Best Director Oscar for Ang Lee, who ended speech with
Ranganathan Madhavan (R. Madhavan)
"Namaste" at the Oscars... About time... Love you Mr. Lee.
Congrats Suraj, Irrfan and Tabu. You more than deserve it.
Ang Lee it is. Oscar made what was thought to be impossible
possible... visionary... "Namaste"! You made us proud too. Take a
Ang Lee's "Namaste" during his Oscar's acceptance speech worth
more than the Golden Statuette in his hands.