Slumdog kid to play Millionaire for real

Dev Patel and Anil Kapoor in Slumdog MillionaireSlumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel is in talks to appear on the real-life version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire — the show at the centre of the film. According to the Sun, the 18-year-old actor has been asked to compete in the British version of the show, along with director Danny Boyle, to raise money for Railway Children, a UK-based charity that helps children living in rough conditions around the world. Patel’s co-star, Freida Pinto, may also appear on the show as the “phone a friend” lifeline option. A spokeswoman for the show told the newspaper: “We were approached by Railway Children about doing the special and we think it would be fantastic. Danny and Dev would play together, as with all our celebrity specials, but filming depends on their availability.”

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  1. Nancy • February 26, 2009 @ 12:19 PM

    This is very nice of them. All for a good cause!

  2. lily • February 26, 2009 @ 8:04 PM

    It would be wonderful if they win tons of money! So cool to see a movie making such a difference in real people’s lives.

  3. Jimmy • March 10, 2009 @ 11:02 AM

    Although her character was the “friend” that Jamal called, for this show it would be a shame to have Freida off-camera and not allowing the viewers to see her in all her hotness on the show.

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