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'Ghajini' producer presents gold statuette to Aamir Khan

Madhu Mantena, who co-produced the super hit film "Ghajini" with Allu Arvind, has presented an Oscar-sized gold statuette worth Rs.8 million to Aamir Khan.

entertainment Updated: Jan 14, 2009 20:46 IST

Madhu Mantena, who co-produced the super hit film "Ghajini" with Allu Arvind, has presented an Oscar-sized gold statuette worth Rs.8 million to Aamir Khan.

It was designed specially to resemble the star's look in the action thriller, "eight-pack-abs included", said Mantena.

The statuette has reportedly cost the producer close to Rs.7-8 million. Mantena gave it to Aamir earlier this week, at a party held to celebrate the film's success.

"It has a certain amount of other metal to make it mouldable. Solid gold wouldn't allow the identical 'Ghajini' shape. But the idea was to create an Oscar-sized statue exclusively for 'Ghajini'. Aamir knew he was getting a trophy. But he didn't know it would be golden and with his 'Ghajini' look. He was overwhelmed," Mantena told IANS.

Director AR Murugadoss was given a statue too.