Slumdog kids experience Oscar hysteria at dress trial
Tanvi, the Mumbai girl who played teenager Latika in 'Slumdog Millionaire' was all excited when she saw the sartorial finesse that awaited her in a plush Los Angels hotel.
Tanvi, along with the other 'Slumdog...' kids, landed in Los Angeles for the much awaited Oscars awards, that will be held at the Kodak theatre on Sunday night.
"Tanvi's measurements for the Oscar dress and the shoe size had been conveyed to the organizers well in advance. When she tried them on she was much delighted as also the other kids who were treated similarly", 13-year-old Tanvi's mother, Sharmila Lonkar told PTI.
"I spoke to her and she told me that the dress trial was given finishing touches and now the "Slumdog kids" were looking forward to the award announcements hoping for the best", she said.
Sharmila said the arrival of the kids aroused great interest among the American media, who gave them extensive coverage.
"The American media is more crazy about them (kids) than their Indian counterparts and their arrival was flashed all over", she said.
Tanvi was accompanied by her father Ganesh. Her mother, would be watching the event from her residence in Borivali.