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Oscars: Dev Patel brings his mom to award ceremony

Oscars: Dev Patel brings his mom to award ceremony

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 27 (ANI): Anyone who is in the acting field dreams to walk the red carpet of the Oscars with special someone and Dev Patel has got someone who was perfect for this gigantic occasion.

The 'Lion' actor brought his beaming mother to the Academy Awards, reports Washington Post.

"My mom's, like, on the verge of tears," he said.

Patel also shared how emotional he got while filming the mother-son reunion scene in the movie and that scene is one of his favorite moments of the film by saying, "There was truth to it."

Winning BAFTA is 'out of body experience': Dev Patel

Winning BAFTA is 'out of body experience': Dev Patel

London [UK], Feb. 13 : Dev Patel, who bagged the trophy for 'best supporting actor' for 'Lion' at the 2017 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, on Sunday, termed the experience to be an 'out of body' one.

According to a report in the Daily Star, while opening up after the win, Patel said, "This is an out of body experience. I hadn't even planned a speech. This film has a really big heart and I can see the power of word of mouth - I'm still overcome."

Oscar 2017 Nominations: 'La La Land' scores 14, Dev Patel in the race

Oscar 2017 Nominations: 'La La Land' scores 14, Dev Patel in the race

New York [USA], Jan. 25 : Looks like 'La La Land' has made its way to the elite group as the Ryan Gosling-starrer flick has scored 14 slots in the nomination list for Oscars 2017.

With this, the neo-musical has equaled with 'Titanic' and 'All About Eve' for the most in Academy Award history, reports New York Times.

In another proud moment, 'Slumdog Millionaire' fame Dev Patel has been nominated for the 'Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)' category for his performance in 'Lion.'

Dev Patel talks embracing Indian culture after 'Slumdog Millionaire'

Dev Patel talks embracing Indian culture after 'Slumdog Millionaire'

London [UK], Jan. 17 : 'Lion' star Dev Patel recently opened up about the difficulty he faced embracing his cultural heritage while growing up away from India.

Speaking in this week's Radio Times, the 26-year-old said, "I didn't fully embrace my culture when I was at school because I wanted to fit in and not get bullied" referring to his past growing up in Harrow in West London, reports the Mirror.

"It was only when I went to India with Slumdog that I started to appreciate the country. I was educated out of all those preconceived stereotypes about my culture," he quipped.

Dev Patel drawn to underdog stories

Dev Patel drawn to underdog stories

Los Angeles, Dec 23 : Indian origin British actor Dev Patel, who has featured in movies like "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", says he likes to do movies with "underdog stories".

He is now seen in "Lion", based on Saroo Brierley's best-selling autobiography "A Long Way Home". "Lion" is a true story about an Indian boy who falls asleep on a train only to wake up and realise he is hundreds of miles from home in a strange land where he does not speak the language.

Dev Patel had to look masculine for 'Lion'

Dev Patel had to look masculine for 'Lion'

NK Hollywood, Los Angeles, Nov 15 : British actor of Indian descent Dev Patel had to incorporate changes in his appearance by growing his hair and beard to look more mature and masculine for his role in the film "Lion".

The 26-year-old actor says the film's director Garth Davis asked him to undergo a drastic change for his role as Saroo Brierley as he was required to look like a Dev Patel no one had ever seen before, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

Freida Pinto claims being 'best friends' with ex Dev Patel despite break-up

Freida Pinto claims being 'best friends' with ex Dev Patel despite break-up

Washington, Apr 10 : Freida Pinto opened up on her spilt with former boyfriend Dev Patel, insisting that they are still " best friends" and will always be.

In a recent interview, the 30-year-old actress said that running away from breakup would not have helped achieve any answers and therefore the duo were facing it and dealing with it, E! Online reported.

Pinto, 30 and Patel, 24, who had earlier called his former girlfriend a "wonderful human," had ended their 6-year long relationship last year. (ANI)

Dev Patel praises Richard Gere, Maggie Smith

Dev Patel praises Richard Gere, Maggie Smith

London: Actor Dev Patel has praised Maggie Smith and Richard Gere, who are his co-stars in 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'.

Patel reprises his role as Sonny, the overeager young owner of a hotel for British retirees, while Smith stars as Muriel, Sonny's new co-manager, reported Digital Spy.

Describing the on-screen partnership with Smith, the 24-year-old actor said, "It's still an ensemble cast but Sonny is at the centre of it and I'd say Maggie is too. They run the hotel together. I mean talk about chemistry - it's some of the best chemistry I've ever had in a movie.