As India celebrates its 74th Independence Day on Saturday, Slumdog Millionaire fame Dev Patel recalled how his affair with the country began while shooting for the film here. “I had been to India a couple of times as a child but my real exposure to the country happened when I shot for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. My love affair with India started while working on the film. I did not understand Indian culture properly while growing up in London. I feel blessed that through ‘Slumdog Millionaire I got the opportunity to witness India’s beauty and its people in a detailed way,” Dev told IANS. Dev Patel to Narrate Nat Geo’s Two-Part Documentary Series on India
British filmmaker Danny Boyle’s 2008 film, “Slumdog Millionaire”, casts Dev in the title role, recounting the travails of an orphan who grows up in the slums of Mumbai and uses his common sense and general awareness to win the Indian version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” The global hit won eight Oscars and helped Dev earn a name for himself. “‘Slumdog Millionaire’ changed my life in many ways. There were not many roles for us in the West that time. I think what it did for me is what it also does for the industry. Dev Patel Birthday Special: Five Roles Of The Actor That Prove He Is A Versatile Performer
Winning several Oscars was a big thing. I think there was a tectonic plate that shifted, which was incredible. It gave me exposure to a big world out there and started my obsession with India,” he shared. Dev, who has shot several films in India since then, is eagerly waiting to shoot again in the country for his next film. “I was actually in India just before things got really crazy with the coronavirus. I was about to shoot a film in India. I really would love to be in India when the borders open up again and it becomes safe for everyone to travel, especially for the film crew,” he added.
Dev has recently donned the hat of narrator for the National Geographic series “India From Above”, which showcases unique stories from India from an aerial perspective. The two-part series uses drone cameras to let people see the country’s geographical, cultural, technological and historical aspects from the aerial view.
(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 15, 2020 11:50 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).
Star Wars, Hunger Games, The Big Bang Theory – Brie Larson Reveals 8 Major Projects She Auditioned For But Didn’t Get (Watch Video)
Brie Larson may be a famous actor today known for her performances in films such as Room and Captain Marvel but the actress has been through her share of tough phases and lost out on some really amazing films. Considering the Academy Award-winning actress’ acting talents, it almost seems impossible that Larson may have faced rejections in Hollywood but much to our surprise, it is true. The actress recently started her own YouTube channel and has been posting sme amazing stuff. In her latest video, Brie spoke about failure and rejections as an actor. Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel To Fight Tom Holland’s Spider-man In Upcoming Sequel?
If you have watched certain films and wondered what they would be like had Brie Larson been cast in them, well you’ll be delighted to know, the actress did audition for quite a bit of them. In her latest video, Brie Larson revealed some of the biggest projects that she auditioned for but lost out getting cast in them due to whatever reasons. Not only films, but the actress also reveals a few famous TV series that she auditioned for. Here’s a list of projects that could have starred Brie Larson but unfortunately didn’t! Captain Marvel 2 Hires Nia DaCosta as Director, Ryan Fleck Congratulates.
1. Hunger Games
Hunger Games (Photo Credits: Movie Still)
2. Terminator Genisys
Terminator Genisys (Photo Credits: Twitter)
3. Star Wars
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (Photo Credits: Twitter)
4. The Big Bang Theory
TBBT (Photo Credits: Instagram)
5. Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl (Photo Credits: Instagram)
Tomorrowland (Photo Credits: Twitter)
7. Spy Kid (As a child actor)
Spy Kids(Photo Credits: Twitter)
8. Hearts In Atlantis (As a child actor)
Hearts in Atlantis (Photo Credits: Twitter)
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We bet you’re surprised to find out how Brie Larson lost out on these amazing roles, knowing that she could have totally killed it. The last time we saw her on Jimmy Fallon’s show playing the lightsabre game was when we hoped to see her in the Star Wars series, wouldn’t she have truly rocked as a Jedi? Well, there’s always another time. It’s amazing how Larson has opened up about these big rejections and showed her fans acting isn’t really an easy job.
(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 15, 2020 03:06 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).