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India's First Oscar Winner Returns Award, Fears It Will Be Stolen

Posted: December 15th, 2012 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Back in 1983, Bhanu Athaiya won an Oscar for best costume design for his work on "Gandhi." She was the first Indian to win the award, but is now fearing that India is no place for an Oscar, which she fears will be stolen.

"I do not trust anyone in India to keep it. If [acclaimed Indian writer and poet] Rabindranath Tagore's Nobel medal could be stolen from [Tagore's hometown] Shantiniketan, what is the guarantee my trophy would be safe?," Athaiya said in a statement. "In India, no one values such things, and we lack a tradition of maintaining our heritage and things pertaining to our culture."

To protect her Oscar, Athaiya made plans to travel to Los Angeles in 2013 to personally hand over the Oscar to the Academy for safekeeping. But in June, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which forced her to hand over the Oscar earlier.

"The Academy is honored to receive back your statuette," the Academy wrote to Athaiya. "We are in the process of creating the finest motion picture museum in the world, and I'm certain it will find a place to be displayed there."

Source: THR


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cress writes:
on December 15th, 2012 at 8:07:47 AM

Well, maybe if your country didn't have such a barbaric caste system, people wouldn't feel the need to steal your stupid f*cking Oscar.
McQueen writes:
on December 15th, 2012 at 8:14:05 AM

^ ^ Lol
pornfly writes:
on December 15th, 2012 at 9:52:20 AM

Indian Chric Rock says,
"My friend, you wanna hide yo sh*t from sand niggas? Put'em in a book. Cuz sand niggas dont read! My friend!"
bandolero999 writes:
on December 15th, 2012 at 9:55:51 AM

Shut up c*nt.that was almost 30 years ago
Ranger writes:
on December 15th, 2012 at 11:48:07 AM

Won for costume design in Gandhi?

They wore f*cking bed sheets!
McQueen writes:
on December 15th, 2012 at 12:27:38 PM

^ ^ LOL!

When you think of it, it's because she folded the sheets in a such special way.

Good one Ranger!
Ranger writes:
on December 15th, 2012 at 1:47:41 PM

lol.
FBO writes:
on December 15th, 2012 at 1:53:58 PM

Rub cow's blood all over it, no one will touch it then
minkowski writes:
on December 15th, 2012 at 2:49:04 PM

Wonder if the brain tumor was a cause for her delusional thinking.

I mean, thirty years and no one stole her Oscar, so why now?

Nuts.
pornfly writes:
on December 15th, 2012 at 5:20:27 PM

Was she the same costume designer for Animal House?
BRILLIANT
i heard she was a consultant to the KKK back in the day(over the phone of course)

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