Salman Rushdie wants Lion to win big at the Oscars Dev Patel won a Bafta for his performance in Lion
Eastern Eye Staff
Adoption drama Lion has found a great fan in author Salman Rushdie, who wants the movie to win every Oscar it has been nominated for and then some more for its message of “common humanity”. Calling it a “three-hankie” movie, Rushdie said he wept “unstoppably” while watching the film on a DVD screener. The Garth Davis-directed movie is the true story of a young boy, who gets separated from his family and is adopted by an Australian couple. As an adult, Saroo is troubled by resurfacing memories of his birth family in India and sets out to find them. The…
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