Life of Pi, Slumdog actors bond

September 11, 2013 17:21
Life of Pi, Slumdog actors bond

Actors Dev Patel and Freida pinto easily strutted into Hollywood circuits with Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning flick "Slumdg Millionaire". But, things weren't the same for their co-stars who had to wait long  before the West noticed them.

For their co-star, Madhur Mittal -- who played the older 'Salim' in the movie -- it's been a long wait that finally got answered now.

Madhur has apparently bagged a  lead role along with “Life Of Pi” star Suraj Sharma in Craig Gillespie's "Million Dollar Arm".

Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel

This sports biopic is based on the real-life story of baseball pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, both of Indian origin. While Suraj will play Rinku, Madhur will assay the role of Dinesh. The film   is being shot in the US, Mumbai and Delhi.vJoining them is “Mad Men” actor Jon Hamm, who was in Mumbai some time back for the shoot.

Madhur  hails from Mumbai while Suraj  is a Delhi guy. And the camaraderie between both is a sight to see.

Says Madhur, "Suraj is unlike a Delhi boy. He is half-Marathi half-Malayali! Besides, we had a lot of things in common."

(AW: Suchorita Dutta)

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