The team is also a double Oscar nominee with their work in Snow White & the Huntsman also having been in the run for a VFX Oscar this year.
As for Mandeep, this is isn't his first tryst with the Oscars. In 2008, he and the then team of R&H bagged an Academy Award for The Golden Compass.
However, this year's win is a special and memorable one. Special because the win comes on the heels of R&H filing bankruptcy. And memorable thanks to VFX supervisor Bill Westenhoffer giving R&H an Oscar shot-out in his acceptance speech even as he was driven from the Oscar stage by the eerie Jaws score.
In here, Mandeep tells us the measures taken by the VFX industry to combat such a hostile climate and why it's still a great career choice.