The famous British Indian novelist and writer, Salman Rushdie, has become one among the many fans of the Garth Davis directed movie Lion. And the writer wants the movie to win all the Oscars it has got the nominations for.
Calling it a three-hankie film, Rushdie stated that he could not hold his tears after watching this film on his DVD screener.
Lion is film about the true story of a boy who ends up getting adopted by an Australian family after getting lost from his own family at a train station in India. After growing up, the boy sets out on an adventure to find out his own biological mother.
The writer stated that being an immigrant himself he liked the story of the film.
"Much of this fear targets migrants and refugees, people looking to make new lives in new worlds, or simply looking for shelter from horrors they have escaped." Said Rushdie.
"I myself am an immigrant here in America and so, yes, that's the side I'm on, and I love being told a story of how migration can enrich the lives both of the migrant and the people into whose home he is received," Rushdie added.
"That this joining of two worlds can bring about a birth not of fear, but of love. There could be no better moment to reward a work of art which tells us this story, which is the story of our common humanity." Said the writer.