Vidhu Vinod Chopra gets an Oscar cap ...

By IndiaFM News Bureau

imageAt the launch

of Indian Splendor in Mumbai on 6th April, Vidhu Vinod Chopra got a real

surprise. He was given a rare Oscar cap by Robert Friedman, the former

President (Distribution) of Columbia Pictures and AMC Theaters.

Friedman is also a voting member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts

& Sciences. Friedman was one of the select few who saw Eklavya – The

Royal Guard at the Billy Wilder Theater at UCLA where it was screened on

March 24th.

On giving the cap to Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Robert Friedman said, “I

could not smuggle out an Oscar for your film Eklavya but I did manage to

get you an Oscar cap which is only given to a recipient of an Oscar at the

awards night”. Vidhu Vinod Chopra was very touched by his gesture. He

said: “It is an honor for me to get the Oscar cap from a senior and

respected member of the Academy. It's so wonderful when your work is

appreciated to such an extent."

The cap is made available exclusively to the winners of the Oscars and

is given to them backstage. The cap has an embroidered Oscar and

Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences logo on the front.