For Dev Patel being part of an Indian film is an explicit preference but the British actor says he would do a film here only when he finds a story that resonates with him. The 25-year-old actor became an immediately star, thanks to the astounding success of Danny Boyle’s India set film “Slumdog Millionaire”, which also went on to win quite a few Oscar awards. Dev is quite overwhelmed with the kind of stories being told in the Indian cinema scene and says he is looking to come back to the country and be part of a film here.
“It has to be the right people and the right project for me to do a film here. The story has to say something. When I find a project with a story that resonates with me, I will venture into Indian films. There are so many great directors and actors I would like to work with. I would love to come back to India and shoot an Indian movie soon,” Dev told to the on the sidelines of IFFI.
He may not have started in an Indian film yet. But the actor’s most recent movie “The Man Who Knew Infinity” is extremely fixed in India as it tells the tale about self-taught mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. The Hollywood film directed by Matthew Brown opened this year’s IFFI. Dev says being part of the movie has been kind of a life- shifting occurrence for him as he learned so much about the man, who sacrificed a lot to accomplish the success that he eventually did . “We made sure that the film does not seem like a documentary.
It is not mimicry. We didn’t have any real footage so it was all Matt’s research that is why it took him so long to shape this project. Our film catches the real essence of the man we know not much of.” Dev says he felt a sense of accountability when he took up this project as he had to make sure that the representation of the personality was accurate.