December 6, 2020

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Dev Patel: My love affair with India began with ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

Dev Patel: My love affair with India started with 'Slumdog Millionaire'

Dev Patel: My love affair with India began with ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

 As India celebrates its 74th Independence Day on Saturday, Slumdog Millionaire fame Dev Patel recalled how his affair with the nation started whereas capturing for the movie right here. “I had been to India a few occasions as a toddler however my actual publicity to the nation occurred once I shot for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. My love affair with India began whereas engaged on the movie. I didn’t perceive Indian tradition correctly whereas rising up in London. I really feel blessed that via ‘Slumdog Millionaire I acquired the chance to witness India’s magnificence and its folks in an in depth manner,” Dev informed IANS.

British filmmaker Danny Boyle’s 2008 movie, “Slumdog Millionaire”, casts Dev within the title position, recounting the travails of an orphan who grows up within the slums of Mumbai and makes use of his frequent sense and normal consciousness to win the Indian model of “Who Desires To Be A Millionaire?” The worldwide hit received eight Oscars and helped Dev earn a reputation for himself.

“‘Slumdog Millionaire’ modified my life in some ways. There weren’t many roles for us within the West that point. I feel what it did for me is what it additionally does for the business. Successful a number of Oscars was an enormous factor. I feel there was a tectonic plate that shifted, which was unimaginable. It gave me publicity to an enormous world on the market and began my obsession with India,” he shared.

Dev, who has shot a number of movies in India since then, is eagerly ready to shoot once more within the nation for his subsequent movie.

“I used to be truly in India simply earlier than issues acquired actually loopy with the coronavirus. I used to be about to shoot a movie in India. I actually would like to be in India when the borders open up once more and it turns into protected for everybody to journey, particularly for the movie crew,” he added.

Dev has just lately donned the hat of narrator for the Nationwide Geographic sequence “India From Above”, which showcases distinctive tales from India from an aerial perspective. The 2-part sequence makes use of drone cameras to let folks see the nation’s geographical, cultural, technological and historic features from the aerial view.

(Simran Sethi will be contacted at [email protected])

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