After a string of felicitations across the globe on winning Oscar for sound recording in SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, Resul Pookutty was felicitated by his own colleagues in the film industry recently.
The Western India Motion Pictures & TV Sound Engineer's Association honoured Resul Pookutty for creating history at the Academy Awards this year. At a glittering function held, Resul was honoured by Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan. Lauding his hard work and dedication towards his work for years, Bachchan recalled, ''Resul created magic for his film BLACK. He had so much patience and the results showed it. Everyone in the industry knows how disciplined he is when it comes to work.''
An emotional Resul told the gathering, ''I am very touched and honoured by this gesture. I have dedicated my Oscar to India and my city Mumbai because of its undying spirit. Mumbai is my karmabhoomi and it feels really special to be honoured in this city.''
Though hailing from Kerala, Resul has always been a true Mumbaikar. ''Mumbai has given me so much. It's truly a city of dreams.''
Apart from Bachchan, the function was well attended by other Bollywood and TV celebrities like singer Udit Narayan, actors Ronit Roy, Gul Panag and Dheeraj Kumar to name a few and the evening was hosted by the veteran actor Raza Murad.