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Feb 24, 2009 at 02:02am IST

I am happy to have achieved it: Resul

After winning the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), 36-year-old Resul Pookutty has created history by becoming the first Indian to bag the Oscar for best sound mixing for the critically acclaimed film Slumdog Millionaire.

Pookutty shared the Oscar with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke for their work in the Mumbai-based rags-to-riches drama directed by British filmmaker Danny Boyle.

In an exclusive interview, Pookutty speaks about his achievement.

CNN-IBN: How are feeling now?

Resul Pookutty: Oh it is unbelievable, i mean it is a complete blackout for me. I am on top of the world and it is a highest honour. Am happy to have achieved it.

CNN-IBN: Just two Indians had won Oscars before and two Indians won it tonight? How does it feel?

Resul Pookutty: Yeah it is an amazing co-incidence.

CNN-IBN: What is it about the film that makes it so special?

Resul Pookutty I guess it's because of the location that is Mumbai. The essence of the Mumbai was captured in its true spirit, in tough conditions. All this changed it into an artful experience for the movie.