Actor Dev Patel has admitted that he never takes up a project thinking about winning an award. The Indian origin actor lost the Best Performance in a supporting role award to Aaron Taylor-Johnson at the 74th Golden Globes. The actor was nominated for his performance in the movie ‘Lion’. The actor was nominated for the Globe alongside Jeff Bridges, Simon Helberg, Mahershala Ali and Johnson.
Talking about awards, Dev said, “I would be lying if I say that awards are not amazing. Awards can really change someone’s career. You get recognition. You might get scripts that you didn’t get earlier. But I never took up project thinking about a golden statue,”
Talking about the film, Dev admitted that, “When we were shooting this film, we were shooting in difficult situations. Walking on the red carpet was the farthest thing you can get in mind. It’s all about characters, the journey and the story.”
The story of the movie focuses on an Indian origin kid. “When I decided to do the story on Taj, we looked past the color and skin of the characters…(and focused on) how some of the staff went over and above to protect their guests in times of terror,” he added. “I’ve never been one of the supremely popular kids. I look at these stories as individuals who rise through adversity and face challenges. Such stories provide me inspiration," the 26-year-old actor said.