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Smile Pinki wins hearts at the Oscars

Published: Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 14:17 [IST]

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It was Slumdog Millionaire all the way at the Oscar Awards Ceremony held at the Kodak Theatre L.A. on Sunday night but amidst all the 'Slumdog' mania was one more Indian based saga Smile Pinki that won the hearts of the Oscars' jury members.

The film, directed by American filmmaker Megan Mylan, won the Best Short Documentary Award at the Oscars.

Smile Pinki is a tale of a poor Indian village girl who has been left out from the social circle because of her cleft. How her life changes for the good after undergoing a lip surgery forms the crux of the film.

The young protagonist Pinki was present at the gala event along with her father and post the event, the father-daughter duo were seen grinning from ear to ear. Must say..this Pinki did smile at the Oscars

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