The Indian film fraternity is celebrating Chennai-based Carnatic music vocalist Bombay Jayashri's Oscar nomination for "Pi's Lullaby" from the "Life of Pi" for the 85th Academy Awards, terming it an "amazing honour" for a great artist.
The song has been written, composed and sung by Jayashri for the Canadian composer Mychael Danna, who scored the music for "Life Of Pi", which has got total 11 nods at the Oscar nominations that were led by "Lincoln" with 12 nominations. Jayshri has been cited in the best music original song category.
Celebs took to Twitter to express their happiness.
A.R. Rahman: Congrats to Bombay Jayashri... First ever Academy Award nomination for a Tamil song.
Shabana Azmi: Congratulations to Bombay Jayashri for her Oscar nomination. She did the playback for a song in 'Morning Raga' and I love her voice.
Shreya Ghoshal: Oscar 2013: Bombay Jayashri gets Oscar nomination for 'Life of Pi' song!! Hearty Congrats!!!
Actor Siddharth: Bombay Jayshri at the Academy Awards! What an amazing honour for a great artist. India has Rahman to thank for all these honours.
Jayshri is one of the leading playback singers in the Tamil film industry and has worked closely with composers like Harris Jayaraj, Ilayaraja, A.R. Rahman and others. She has also voiced Hindi songs like "Zara zara" in "Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein" and "Chahoon bhi toh" in "Force".
The Oscar presentation ceremony will be held Feb 24 in Hollywood's Dolby Theater.
"Life of Pi", a fantasy adventure drama, widely shot in India, is the adaptation of Canadian author Yann Martel's Man Booker Prize-winning novel. It narrates the journey of an Indian boy who survives a storm.