Oscar Winner Director Danny Boyle on Slumdog Millionaire and MumbaiBy kamla bhatt • Mar 6th, 2010
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In this exclusive interview Oscar winner director Danny Boyle talks about the making of Slumdog Millionaire in Mumbai, whether this is an Indian or a British film or a hybrid film, AR Rahman, Loveleen Tandan, Mira Nair and about the future of the young kids that acted in the film.
I also asked Danny if he has any plans on making a Bollywood film. Danny appears to be clearly smitten by Mumbai and all the while when he was shooting for Slumdog Millionaire he had this persistent thought that Mumbai would be a great city to shoot a thriller.
Slumdog Millionaire, an independent film that come from the left field has become an instant hit and has turned out to be a hot favorite.
Slumdog Millionaire won 10 Oscar nominations and went on to win 8 Oscars, including for best picture and director. Prior to winning the Oscars the film had won a string of prestigious awards including 4 Golden Globes.
This interview was recorded in Feb 2009 a few days before the Oscars.
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