"Life of Pi" Director Ang Lee Gives "Namaste" a Shout Out at the Oscars


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 ecstatic.

"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."

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