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February 24, 2009 13:26 IST

The US President, Barack Obama [Images], wants to watch Slumdog Millionaire [Images], the White House has said.

Slumdog Millionaire, the exhilarating rags-to-riches fairy tale set in Mumbai [Images], swept the Oscars with eight awards including the best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay; with A R Rahman becoming the only Indian to bag two Oscars for the best score and original song.

"I don't know if he has seen Slumdog Millionaire. I know he wants to," White House spokesman, Robert Gibbs, told reporters during the course of his daily press briefing.

Gibbs said Obama has watched several movies recently. "I think that a lot of the movies that he has seen recently are movies that might also entertain a seven-and-a-10-year-old girl. Not sure that Slumdog Millionaire would be on that list," Gibbs said.

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