Journeys like Lion don’t come around very often: Dev Patel

The actor, who rose to fame with Slumdog Millionaire, said he fully committed himself to his role, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The actor revealed that he auditioned for the role several times, including a Skype session from a bathroom. Indian-origin British actor Dev Patel says his upcoming film Lion is special as it is hard to find performance oriented roles for someone like him. Don’t distract me with any other work or audition. In Garth Davis’ feature, Patel plays Saroo Brierley, a young Indian boy who gets adopted by an Australian family, only to find his birth mother two decades later using Google Earth. “I called my manager straight after I walked out of the audition and told him that if I get it, don’t send me anything for the next eight months. The actor said during a six-hour long audition process Davis asked him to roar like a lion. By: PTI | Los Angeles |

Published:November 14, 2016 2:16 pm

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