Dev Patel and Freida Pinto: Totally Dating

By Alicia Diaz Dennis on
Getty Images. The pair looking cozy in Israel. The on-screen chemistry between Slumdog Millionaire stars Dev Patel,19, and Freida Pinto, 24, was so potent, many believed that the pair were an item off-screen as well. The young stars denied it; she reportedly had a fiancé, public relations executive Rohan Antao, at the time of filming, after all.Now, after they've been spotted together several times, most recently in Israel, where Freida is filming on location, Patel's mother Anita has...Read Full Story

Coming Soon: 'Slumdog Millionaire' Musical

By Jake on
If you're like us, you thought the best part of Oscar-winner Slumdog Millionaire was the choreographed dance at the end. Which means news today from The Hindustan Times that producer Christian Colson is working on a musical version is making us much more excited than news about musicals normally does. According to the paper, the producers will use the musical as a way to raise funds for Mumbai's slum kids. The paper didn't have further details on on when and where production would begin, or...Read Full Story

'Slumdog Millionaire' Kids Are Going to the Oscars

By Olivia on
After receiving plenty of flak for exploiting the kids who played young Dev Patel and Freida Pinto in Slumdog Millionaire (rumor has it one child actress was paid $700), FOX Searchlight has decided to smooth over any controversy with a charitable stunt. All six of the little ones have been invited to the Oscars, and they're shacking up in a five-star hotel. It's a huge deal for anyone to be invited to the event, but these kids have never been on an airplane and never even left India. Nine...Read Full Story

Child Exploitation in 'Slumdog Millionaire'?

By Alicia Diaz Dennis on
Getty Images. Slumdog Millionaire has been on the tail end of a lot of criticism lately: many Mumbai citizens feel the film unfairly represents their city and their country. The latest news surrounding the film, that two of its primary child actors, Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail, were reportedly paid £500 and £1,700 respectively, is not bound to go over well either.The film's director, Danny Boyle, has said in several interviews that he has set up trust funds for the children, both of...Read Full Story

Indians Unhappy About Portrayal of Mumbai in 'Slumdog Millionaire'

By Olivia on
(L-R) Director Danny Boyle, and actors Freida Pinto and Dev Patel arrive at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Freida Pinto;Danny Boyle;Dev Patel (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America) The film scored 10 Academy Award nominations this year, but Slumdog Millionaire has sparked some controversy in India with its portrayal of the...Read Full Story
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