and now a student at Connecticut's Choate prep school -- of the film's eight statuettes won at the 2009 Oscars, including best picture and best director for Danny Boyle.The film, a kinetic tale of reaching for game-show riches amid the Mumbai slums, cast six young actors to play Jamal (Dev Patel), Jamal's brother Salim (Madhur Mittal) and love interest Latika (Freida Pinto) at different ages.Says Boyle of Fox Searchlight's efforts to fly them all to the Oscars: "Some of the kids don't know their birth dates, so getting them a passport was a nightmare." Q&A: Danny Boyle Looks Back on the Kids and Controversy of ' Slumdog Millionaire' Upon landing, the kids were whisked via armored car to Brooks Brothers for fittings; hours later, they were on the red carpet, fielding cheek pinches from the likes of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
on a movie set with someone every day for three months, having to act out intense chemistry, and practicing lots of choreographed sexy-time moves is a formula for real-life romance.
It sure worked magically for hits theaters this week, and it's a good thing, too, because Pattinson and Stewart have been on the outs.
Read Full Story Dev Patel used to get bullied at school for his big ears, but luckily, he knows how to laugh at himself. I'd regularly attend Hindu temple, but the faith was never forced on me."At school I was bullied by the older kids, but I never experienced any racism. Read Full Story Dev Patel and his girlfriend Frieda Pinto have been dating since meeting on the set of Slumdog Millionaire in 2008, but there are no plans to get hitched just yet -- contrary to the buzz about their relationship.
I was teased for having big ears, but I didn't mind that. They think the wedding rumors are funny, though they do wish Dev's mom would stop believing everything she hears! The last rumours I heard was that me and Frieda were looking for a wedding cake in Los Angeles. Read Full Story Despite rumors to the contrary, Dev Patel is not engaged.
(One tabloid said Ali's father tried to "sell" her for $400,000; he denied it.) "We were aware we would have to make provisions for the children," says Boyle, who admits the backlash caught him off guard.
Boyle designated Ismail and Ali, both now 15, as beneficiaries of a trust with an emphasis on completing school.
“The country was really proud of her, and I was like, One day, I want to do the same,” Pinto says in her clipped, slightly accented English, which betrays her middle-class upbringing in the suburbs of Mumbai.
“It wasn’t just the glamour of it all because I think at 11, I could hardly understand what glamour was.
The Slumdog Millionaire actor, who is currently dating his co-star Frieda Pinto, says that he's not planning on walking down the aisle anytime soon.
Patel said the issue came to head when his mother read rumors on the Internet that he was about to make it official with Pinto."I was like, Mum, ' I didn't – trust me,'" said the British-born Patel, speaking to People magazine.
Dev Patel and Freida Pinto began dating after starring in 2008's Slumdog Millionaire, and the actress said they had some pretty amazing times on the set -- including the time when Dev accidentally punched her!