Danny Boyle & Slumdog cast to attend Mumbai premiere


MUMBAI: The cast and crew of Slumdog Millionaire, which swept the Golden Globe Awards with four statuettes, are slated to be in India next week to attend the movie’s premiere. The premiere will be held on 22 January in Mumbai and the movie releases in India on 23 January.

According to information available with Businessofcinema.com, the cast of Slumdog Millionaire including Dev Patel and Freida Pinto are slated to be in India for the premiere. Director Danny Boyle is also expected to attend but confirmation on his dates and availability is likely to come in by the end of this week.

However, it is not sure whether music maestro AR Rahman, who won the Globe for Best Music Score, for Slumdog Millionaire, will be able to attend the premiere or not. Fox Star Studios is awaiting Rahman’s return from LA, in order to confirm his presence at the premiere.

After the Globes victory, Slumdog Millionaire is now being touted as a front runner for the upcoming Academy Awards nominations. The Oscar nominations are slated to be announced on 22 January, which falls on the same day as the Mumbai premiere of Slumdog Millionaire.