Sunday, 18 June 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio Returned His Oscar & The Reason Will Make You Respect Him!

Leonardo DiCaprio has always been appreciated for his honesty, but today, you will love him for his principles. Well, he has returned the Oscar he had. Surprised?
After seeing the headlines, “Leonardo DiCaprio returned his Oscar”, everyone got confused as to why did he do so. Let us clarify that it was not the one that he had won, but is the one which was won by legend Marlon Brandon and was gifted to DiCaprio.
The details!
Brando had won an Oscar for his performance in “On the Waterfront”; the same statuette was gifted to Leonardo by production house Red Granite Pictures. Wondering why the company gifted him such a precious statuette? Well, when the film “The Wolf Of Wall Street” was wrapping up, the company wanted to celebrate the moment and wanted to gift something special to Leonardo DiCaprio. So, along with the Oscar, they also gave him a Picaasso painting worth Rs 30 lakhs and a Basquiat collage worth Rs 90 lakhs.
Why did Leonardo DiCaprio return it?


Red Granite pictures are caught up in a corruption scandal and are accused of money laundering in Malaysia. The actor didn’t want any link with the company anymore and this is the only reason why he gave his Oscar back. He also returned the painting and the collage. As of now, it’s not clear whether the actor will have to return the fees that he had got from Red Granite after the film “The Wolf of Wall Street” was completed.
An official statement was released by a representative of Leonardo; it read,
“Prior to the government’s filing of the civil pleading today, Mr. DiCaprio initiated return of these items, which were received and accepted by him for the purpose of being included in an annual charity auction to benefit his eponymous foundation. He has also returned an Oscar originally won by Marlon Brando, which was given to Mr. DiCaprio as a set gift by Red Granite to thank him for his work on The Wolf Of Wall Street. Mr. DiCaprio is grateful for the support of the government in this effort, and continues to hope that justice is done in this matter.”
We are proud of Leonardo DiCaprio that he has supported the truth, without bothering about such gifts. What do you have to say?

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