The composer was overwhelmed and interspersed his speech with Hindi as well as Tamil on receiving the coveted trophy here Sunday.
“There is a dialogue from an old Hindi film – “Mere paas ma hai” – which means I have nothing but a mother. My mother is here, I have her blessings. I am glad she could be here,” said Rahman. He ended the acceptance speech by saying “God is great” in Tamil, something he says after winning every award. He shared the second Oscar for best original song for the film’s theme number Jai Ho with noted Indian lyricist Gulzar.
“All my life I had a choice between hate and love. I chose love and I am here,” said Rahman after receiving his second golden statuette.
British filmmaker Danny Boyle won the Best Director award. Boyle was visibly excited and overwhelmed as he said “I want to thank my dad, my sisters and my wife… one person we haven’t thanked is the choreographer who directed the last song in the film – Longines. I want to thank him too,” said Boyle after receiving the award.
The film also won an Oscar for Best Motion Picture. The announcement for Best Picture saw a jubilant cast and crew of the film, celebrating together on the stage.
Reference: NDTV Movies