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South Asian Americans Share the Spotlight at Oscars


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It has truly been a remarkable year at the Oscars. While Indians across the world are jubilant with pride for Natu Natu creating a stir at the Oscars and The Elephant Whisperers winning the Best Documentary Short Subject; there has also been a noted shift in the South Asian American presence at the Oscars parties and event that receive a great attention across the globe.


At Elton John’s Oscar party, there was a great sprinkling of Bollywood stars as well as Indian-origin achievers who were seen walking the red carpet. Bollywood stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Preity Zinta, Poorna Jaganathan, Dev Patel, Influencer Ami Desai and Chicago based entrepreneur and investor Anip Patel were some of the faces that not only represented the community but also gave hope to millions of kids from immigrant families watching them that they too can dream big.

Elton John’s annual Oscar viewing party is regarded as one of the most high-profile events in Hollywood. Besides the glamor and the glitz, the soiree is known in Hollywood circles as an event with a great cause of raising awareness and funds for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, a charity that has been working to eradicate HIV/AIDS.

As South Asians continue to create an impact in all professional fields in Hollywood, the strong presence in the entertainment industry testifies that there is no arena that remains untouched by the contributions of Indians in America!

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