After having won hearts and awards with The Slumdog Millionaire, the British actor of Indian descent Dev Patel became a global sensation. His latest film Lion features an impressive cast featuring international cast like Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and also Indian actors like Deepti Naval, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Priyanka Bose and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
The good news is that, Lion, which had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, has now been nominated in four categories of the ‘Golden Globe Awards’. During the film’s premiere (which was held on 16th of November) in New York, Bill Clinton, the former President of America made a surprise appearance and saw the film with its star cast. Speaking about the experience, Priyanka Bose said, “He shook everyone’s hand and we thanked him for being there. After the film was over, Dev, Little Saroo and I went through the guarded exit to thank him again. He greeted the three of us with so much generosity. He told Dev, he was a big fan of his work. He told me, that my performance moved him to the core. But there’s one thing he told Sunny, that I translated for him, that I will never forget. This would be etched in my heart and DNA forever. We will be nothing without the choices we make.”