10 years of Slumdog Millionaire: Anil Kapoor recalls who fired him a day before the Oscars night

Actor Anil Kapoor, who was also part of the historic film, recently revealed that on the eve of the Oscars ceremony he was scolded by his wife Sunita Kapoor.
News,anil kapoor,Slumdog MillionaireBack in 2009, at the 81st Academy Awards, Slumdog Millionaire sweeped eight Oscars.
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The movie which largely put India on the world cinema map was Danny Boyle's Slumdog Billionaire which recently completed 10 years since its release. The film not only recognised Indian talent but Indian music maestro AR Rahman brought home two Oscars for the "Jai ho" composition that year. Actor Anil Kapoor, who was also part of the historic film, recently revealed that on the eve of the Oscars ceremony he was scolded by his wife Sunita Kapoor.

In an interview to PTI, Anil said, "For family, Oscar doesn't matter. My wife and I were discussing Sonam (daughter) the night before Oscars. I said 'let me sleep now' and she said 'leave Oscar, listen to me first.' So even then, the family was my priority. I got a lot of firing from Sunita the night before Oscar ceremony." 

Back in 2009, at the 81st Academy Awards, Slumdog Millionaire sweeped eight Oscars including Best Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound Mixing, Film Editing, Original Score, Original Song, Direction and Motion Picture. Apart from AR Rahman, veteran writer-lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar and sound engineer Resul Pookutty were also winners who made India proud at the global level. The music team as well as a few of the cast members came together on Monday to celebrate the musical journey of Slumdog Millionaire. Check out the pictures below: 

British filmmaker Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" recounts the travails of an 18-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai who goes on to win a staggering Rs 20 million on India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" game show. Anil was seen as the host of the show Prem Kumar in the film, which traces the rags to riches tale of slum boy, played by actor Dev Patel. 

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