Mumbai: Post the win at the Golden Globe Awards and taking the film all around the world, the cast and crew of Slumdog Millionaire, have finally returned to where it all began.
A press meet was organized at a suburban hotel, to introduce the film and the cast to the media. Present at the event were director Danny Boyle, writer Simon Beaufoy, co-director Lovleen Tandon and actors Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, along with the remaining cast and crew members.
The highlight of the event however, was the child artists of the film walking in with the four Golden Globe Awards that the movie won earlier this month.
Boyle expressed the need for the film to be released in India and Mumbai in particular as he said the journey began here.
Speaking about the film being shot in Mumbai, Boyle said, "I want people to walk home taking away this breathtaking resilience of the people of Mumbai, despite the circumstances. We tried to fit in as much of this city as possible in the film. In the end it is a movie and any picture of this city will be imperfect."
It is learnt that there were talks of releasing the film directly on DVD, however after Fox Star Studios stepped in to distribute the movie in India, they decided against it. The film, made in a budget of $ 15 million, has grossed $ 43 million in the US alone.
The film will be released in India both in English and Hindi, by Fox-Star on 23 January.