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Academy Awards 2017: Lion’s Sunny Pawar roars like The Lion King with Jimmy Kimmel

Indian actor Sunny Pawar and Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel reenacted the scene from popular animated film The Lion King during the Oscars ceremony at Los Angeles on Monday.

hollywood Updated: Feb 27, 2017 10:41 IST
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Jimmy Kimmel lifts Sunny Pawar during the 89th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday. (REUTERS)

Eight-year-old Indian actor Sunny Pawar and Jimmy Kimmel, the host of the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, re-enacted the scene from the popular animated film The Lion King.

Kimmel went up to the Lion actor, who has built a strong fan base for playing the child version of Saroo Brierley in the Dev Patel-starrer, and asked if he had watched the 1994 film The Lion King.

Jimmy Kimmel with Sunny Pawar. ( REUTERS )

Sunny said: “Yes”.

After agreeing to reenact the scene which featured baby Simba and his father Mufasa, Kimmel and Sunny recreated it in front of Hollywood stars like Nicole Kidman, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington and Emma Stone .

Kimmel lifted Sunny, dressed in a tuxedo, up in the air.

This is not in the first time that Sunny has attended an award ceremony in the West. He also stole the show at the 2017 Golden Globes red carpet in January. Lion, set in India and Australia, bagged six nominations this year at the Oscars.

First Published: Feb 27, 2017 10:41 IST