Bombay Jayashri bags Oscar nomination for 'Life of Pi'

Chennai, Jan. 11 (ANI): India goes to Oscar's again as Chennai-based Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri won a nomination for original score in 'Life of Pi', raising hopes after 2009 to repeat the Academy Awards.

Jayashri has been nominated in the 'Original Song' category for 'Pi's Lullaby' composed by Mychael Danna in the film.

"I feel so happy and I think it's by god's grace and all my teacher's blessings and it is a very great opportunity to work with director Ang Lee and Mychael Danna," she told the media here.

An overwhelmed Jayashri further said that Oscar winning musician A.R. Rahman has congratulated her on her feat.

"He has in so many ways set the trend and set the path for many creative people to follow. Even in this case, I am so glad that he has wished me and I hope that with this, many-many more people form India will get recognised in the world," she said

Jayashri, who is also a music composer, is a star playback singer in Tamil cinema.

She has been trained in Hindustani music and plays violin and 'Veena', a plucked musical instrument from Indian sub-continent.

Earlier in 2009, star music composer A R Rahman, nicknamed 'The Mozart of Madras' by the Indian media, made history by brining India's first Oscar home.

'Life of Pi' is based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, directed by Ang Lee and stars Indian newcomer Suraj Sharma.

The fantasy shipwreck film received 11 Oscar nods, including one for best picture. (ANI)