Carnatic music vocalist Bombay Jayashri is overjoyed after getting a Oscar nomination for her song "Pi Lullaby" from "Life of Pi".
Written, composed and sung by Jayashri, the song has been nominated in best music original song category for the 85th Academy Awards, which will take place Feb 24 in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
"It feels lovely. I am feeling as if I am on the top of the world. I am deeply grateful from the bottom of my heart that this ocassion has come in my life," Jayashri told CNN-IBN news channel.
The Indian film fraternity is celebrating Chennai-based Carnatic music vocalist Bombay Jayashri's Oscar nomination for "Pi's Lullaby" from the "Life of Pi" for the 85th Academy Awards, terming it an "amazing honour" for a great artist.
The song has been written, composed and sung by Jayashri for the Canadian composer Mychael Danna, who scored the music for "Life Of Pi", which has got total 11 nods at the Oscar nominations that were led by "Lincoln" with 12 nominations. Jayshri has been cited in the best music original song category.
Indian actor Anupam Kher, who features in the cast of Hollywood movie "Silver Linings Playbook", is ecstatic after the romantic-comedy bagged eight nominations at the 85th Academy Awards. He says "this is the biggest moment of my life".
"As an Indian actor, I feel rewarded for my 30 years of contribution to cinema. I am glad to have worked with the fabulous cast and crew of 'Silver Linings Playbook'," Anupam said in a statement.
Southern star Siddharth says playing the role of Shiva in "Midnight's Children" came naturally to him, thanks to the film's director Deepa Mehta and author Salman Rushdie on whose Booker Prize-winning novel the movie is based upon.
"I was really nervous about playing the character of Shiva as it is really an iconic character in the film. But since all the hard work was already done by Salman and Deepa for the character, I felt it became a very easy job for me," Siddharth said in a statement.
It is perhaps more than coincidence: Playwright and gender activist Eve Ensler, best known for the episodic "The Vagina Monologues", is all set to launch a new movement from India, "One Billion Rising," Jan 14.
The launch is set to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Indian adaptation of "The Vagina Monologues". It also comes at a time when the nation has been collectively revulsed and shaken by the gang-rape and death of a 23-year-old student in a Delhi bus.