Actor Dev Patel has admitted that he feels “real pride” in representing India in foreign films. The Indian origin actor features in ‘Lion’, which was shot in India. Patel became famous for essaying the lead role in the Danny Boyle’s much-appreciated ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. Besides Patel, Lion also stars Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman and Indian actors Priyanka Bose, Deepti Naval, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Patel talked about the experience of working in his native country, “It is blasting with humanity really; there is a sense of real pride that I go and represent the country on an international scale. The crew (in India) is just so excited and it had been a very nourishing experience," he said.
Talking about his co-star Nicole Kidman, “She is very friendly. It was just eight months of preparations. We were working relentlessly,” he said. When asked about his plans for 2017, “In 2017, I will be back in Mumbai and will be finishing a movie. That’s the most recent destination. But hopefully, I think Tokyo. It’s fantastic. I have been there before for two days. So now I am going to enjoy more,” he said. Patel has been widely acknowledged for his performance in ‘Lion’.
The Golden Globe Awards 2017 were held at The Beverly Hills, California hosted by celebrity host Jimmy Fallon.