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Suraj Sharma didn't make it to the 2013 Oscar stage but the 19-year-old Life of Pi actor sure had a "miracle" moment. Ang Lee, holding his golden statuette for Best Director, looked at the audience and said, "Suraj, where are you?" As Sharma raised his hand, Lee said, "You're a miracle, playing the young Pi and carrying the movie... everyone of you in the cast... you're the golden statue in my heart." For Sharma's family, watching the Academy Awards on television in Bangalore, this was a moment for calm celebration.
"Ang is a wonderful person, ready to give credit. He's more than an artiste, he should get an award for leadership too. He shared his vision with so many people and guided them through a risky journey," says Shailaja Sharma, Suraj's mother, a corporate researcher. Neither she nor Suraj's father accompanied the actor to the ceremony in Los Angeles "because it is not necessary that we all go there". "In fact, when Suraj was going, I asked if he really had to, shouldn't he rather be in college (St Stephen's in Delhi) instead?