I came out for a good time and I’m being harassed.’”“Maggie Smith was so patient with me, but she is a complete scene stealer.You can have this huge monologue, and then at the end she'll say one line or throw you a sour look, and she's ripped the scene away from you.”, earning a Golden Globe nomination in 2016 for the latter project.
The film tells the real-life story of a Saroo Brierley, a young boy who becomes lost and separated from his family after a long train ride and, after surviving harrowing conditions in Calcutta, is eventually adopted by an Australian couple, played by Nicole Kidman and David Wenham.
Patel portrays Brierley as an adult who, utilizing Google Earth, returns to the land of his birth to attempt to find his biological mom.
However a spokesman for the film’s American distributors, Fox Searchlight, disputed this saying the fees were more than three times the average annual salary an adult in their neighbourhood would receive. Both children were found places in a local school and receive £20 a month for books and food.
However, they continue to live in grinding poverty and their families say they have received no details of the trust funds set up in their names.
The film’s British director, Danny Boyle, has spoken of how he set up trust funds for Rubina and Azharuddin and paid for their education.
But it has emerged that the children, who played Latika and Salim in the early scenes of the film, were paid less than many Indian domestic servants.
A British actor, Patel became popular around the world for his role as Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire (2008), for which Patel won a number of awards, including a Critics’ Choice Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Pinto for her part is an Indian actress and model widely known for her portrayal of Latika in the 2008 Academy Award winning film Slumdog Millionaire, for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
We are extremely proud of this film, and proud of the way our child actors have been treated." Last night, Mr Boyle and the film’s producer Christian Colson defended their arrangements for the children.
In a written statement they said that that they had “paid painstaking and considered attention to how Azhar and Rubina’s involvement in the film could be of lasting benefit to them over and above the payment they received for their work”.
They should pay more,” he said, wafting away the smoke from a nearby fire. I just had no knowledge of what she should have been paid.” His daughter has been overwhelmed by the glamour of her experience and idolises Freida Pinto, the screen beauty who plays her character as an adult, with whom she attended the Indian premiere of the film last week .“I want to be a star like Freida,” she said.