Bombay Jayashri’s ‘on top of world’

Carnatic music vocalist Bombay Jayashri is overjoyed after getting a Oscar nomination for her song Pi Lullaby from Life of Pi.

Written, composed and sung by Jayashri, the song has been nominated in best music original song category for the 85th Academy Awards, which will take place 24 February in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

‘It feels lovely. I am feeling as if I am on the top of the world. I am deeply grateful from the bottom of my heart that this occasion has come in my life,’ said Jayashri.

The film, directed by Ang Lee, has bagged 11 Oscar nominations. ‘Ang Lee had few conversations on the phone with Mychael (Canadian composer Mychael Danna,) and me. When I was recording in the studio, Ang Lee was supervising it in New York and later in Los Angeles. He used to tell me exactly what he wanted to hear,’ said Jayashri.

‘It was a Tamil song and he knew what emotions to get out of it,’ Jayashri said and added that it ‘a fabulous learning experience’.

Major parts of Life of Pi have been shot in India. An adaptation of Canadian author Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel, the film narrates the journey of an Indian boy who survives a storm at sea.
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