'Slumdog Millionaire' sweeps BAFTA with Rahman & Pookutty
London- It was a 'Slumdog Millionaire' night, winning BAFTA for Best Picture, Danny Boyle (best director), AR Rahman (best music), Resul Pookutty, Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke (sound), Antony Dod Mantle (cinematography), Simon Beaufoy (Best adapted screenplay).....Made with a small budget, $15 million, Julia Robert's fee for a single film, 'Slumdog Millionaire' is turning out to be the most surprising winner at all major film awards during the last decade, writes Pervaiz Alam from London.
TV star Jonathan Ross hosted the ceremony. A host of stars, including Meryl Streep, Sharon Stone, Kristin Scott Thomas, Kate Winslet, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Penélope Cruz, Mickey Rourke and Ron Howard, were present at the British Academy Film Awards' venue, Royal Opera House in London. Rahman, wearing a black bundh gala, was seen sitting with London-based film producer Mohan Chopra.
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