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From Mumbai slums to Hollywood, eight-year-old Sunny Pawar rocks the Oscars

Sunny Pawar arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Sunny Pawar at the 89th Academy Awards. (Photo credit: Valerie/Macon/AFP/Getty Images)

Hollywood movie Lion may not have won any of the six awards it was nominated for at the 89th Academy Awards held day before yesterday, but the eight-year-old Mumbai boy Sunny Pawar who played the lead role in the movie, did win a lot of hearts at the Oscars.

As he walked the red carpet at the Oscars, Andrew Garfield, Samuel L Jackson, Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman (his co-stars in Lion), Nicole Scherzinger and many other celebrities clicked pictures with him and pampered him. Scherzinger posted the picture on her instagram account and wrote ” This little guy has stolen my ?! #sunnypawar brilliant lit actor from #lion Unbelievable film! It deserves to clean up at the #oscars tonight! @weinsteinco.” Jackson also posted a picture captioning it – “This is who Should Have Won Best Actor tonight, Sunny Pawar of Lion! Totally Killed It!!”

Hollywood movie Lion may not have won any awards at the 89th Academy Awards but eight-year-old Mumbai boy Sunny Pawar did win many hearts!
Jimmy Kimmel lifts Sunny Pawar at the 89th Academy Awards. (Photo credits: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Television host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel who hosted Oscars this year even enacted a scene with Sunny from the movie ‘The Lion King’ as he picked him up and Sunny did a Simba! Kimmel, who had previously parachuted candies for the audience, had them flying down from the ceiling again, especially for Sunny.

In the Hollywood movie Lion, Sunny played the role of Saroo Brierley, a five-year-old boy from India, who gets separated from his family in childhood. When he grows up, he tries to find his family with the help of Google Earth.

Faced with a daunting task of finding the right kid to the play the role of Saroo, Lion director Garth Davis and casting director Kirsty McGregor went on a tour to various schools in India. After auditioning countless kids and viewing up to 2,000 tapes, Sunny was finally selected for the role of Saroo Brierley. Sunny is a Class 3 student of the Air India Model School in Mumbai and lives with his parents and his younger brother and sister in a slum in Kalina in Mumbai western suburbs near the airport. While his father is a former government sweeper, his mother is home maker.

The most astonishing part is that even though Sunny is not every good with English and relies upon a translator during interviews, his charm, his cute looks and his infectious smile swept the celebrities at the Oscars and proved that nothing is impossible and dreams do come true. And when they come true, you can be the boy from a Mumbai slum who makes an impact in Hollywood!

Long way to go little boy! More power to you!

This is who Should Have Won Best Actor tonight, Sunny Pawar of Lion! Totally Killed It!!

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Steven Spielbergs daughter via video conferencing reveals shes pursuing career as porn star

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Daughter of legendary director Steven Spielberg - Mikaela - via video conferencing revealed to her parents that she is persuing the career of a porn star.
Steven Spielberg with daughter Mikaela

Daughter of legendary director Steven Spielberg, who directed films like Jurassic Park, Jaws, etc., – Mikaela – revealed that she has begun producing solo adult film videos with the stage name ? Sugar Star. The 23-year-old further confessed that she wanted to work as a stripper at a club.

Mikaela, who is one of the adopted daughters of Steven (73) and his actress wife Kate Capshaw (66), clarified that her parents have been quite supportive in her new endeavour. She broke the news to her parents via face time and admitted that initially they were ?intrigued by her career choice but weren’t ?upset? at all. Their foremost concern was only her safety. During the interview, Mikaela also said that shes always been a sexual person that got her in trouble previously.

Speaking about ?financial independence? and ?capitalising? on her body she said, that her major concern is to get good work not and not get tied down financially. She further said that she wanted to tell people about how shes not wrong in captitalising her body.

Mikaela also confessed that she had previously posted few videos of hers on Porn Hub (porn website) under the stage name Sugar Star but took them off temporarily as she was waiting to procure her license as a sex worker, which is yet to be approved by Tennessee’s Sexually Oriented Business Licensing Board.

Speaking about the reason behind associating with porn, she said that she got really tired of not being able to capitalise on her body and instead being told to hate her body. She said, I just got tired of working in such a way that wasn’t satisfying my soul. I feel like doing this kind of work; I’m able to satisfy? other people. It feels good because it’s not in a way that makes me feel violated.

Speaking about her 47-year-old fiancé Chuck Pankow, she said that she wouldn’t have sex on camera with anyone else, as it would be a violation of her boundaries and relationship with her partner.

Mikaela is one of Steven and Kate Capshaw’s seven children – Jessica Capshaw, Max Samuel, Theo, Sasha Rebecca, Sawyer Avery and Destry Allyn.

Also read: Wives cooking for husbands during menses will be reborn as bitches: Gujarat priest

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Game of Thrones actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie tie the knot

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Game of Thrones co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, on Saturday, tied the knot at Rayne Church in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Rose Leslie and Kit Harington after their wedding at Rayne Church in Scotland.

Game of Thrones co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, on Saturday, tied the knot at Rayne Church in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The wedding was followed by a grand reception at the 900-year-old Wardhill Castle, which is owned by Leslies family. The reception was attended by many Game of Thrones actors including Sophie Turner, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Massie Williams, etc.

Guests shower rose petals on Rose Leslie and Kit Harington after their wedding at Rayne Church in Scotland.

Kit and Rose, met each other in 2012 on the sets of the HBO fantasy show, in which they played a couple. While Kit still continues to play the central character of Jon Snow, Rose played the role of Jons love interest Ygritte, who later died on the show. Rose and Kit’s sizzling chemistry is still remembered fondly by the fans of the super-hit fantasy series.

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Anupam Kher nominated for a BAFTA award for ‘The Boy with the Topknot’

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Indian actor Anupam Kher has been nominated for a BAFTA award for his role in the BBC TV movie - The Boy with the Topknot.
Indian actor Anupam Kher in a scene from BBC TV movie ‘The Boy with the Topknot.’

Indian actor Anupam Kher has been nominated for a BAFTA award for his role in the BBC TV movie – The Boy with the Topknot. Kher has been nominated as the Best Supporting Actor in the British Academy Television Awards, for which the nomination announcement was made on Wednesday. Kher is accompanied by fellow nominees Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty), Brian F O?Byrne (Little Boy Blue) and Jimmi Simpson (USS Callister) in the best supporting actor category.

The Boy with the Topknot is a movie based on a memoir by Sathnam Sanghera, a British Sikh, wherein he writes about his family history and his years growing up in Wolverhampton. In the movie, Kher plays the role of the father of Sathnam (played by British actor Sacha Dhawan).

An acclaimed actor, Anupam Kher, started his film career more than three decades back with the movie Saaransh in 1984. Apart from winning six filmfare awards, he has also been conferred upon by Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. Along with A Boy with the Topknot, Khers international projects include Bend It Like Beckham, ER, Silver Linings Playbook and Oscar nominated movie – The Big Sick.

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