Attempt Of Dev Patel To Understand His Heritage After Suffering From Criticism For “Stealing” Indian Roles

Laavanya Hien |Mar 27, 2019

Dev Patel has strongly criticized the suggestions in which he’s indulging in the “cultural appropriation” as he plays Indian roles.

The Slumdog Millionaire’s London-born star has strongly criticised the suggestions in which he’s indulging in the “cultural appropriation” as he plays Indian roles.

Born in the Harrow with his parents from Gujarati, Dev Patel reveals that he copes with criticism for performing parts of the Indian roles in movies, including Hotel Mumbai which is an upcoming drama focusing on the terror attack in 2008 on a five-star hotel named Taj Mahal Palace.

Armie Hammer, Dev Patel, and Nazanin Boniadi in one scene of the renowned movie Hotel Mumbai
Armie Hammer, Dev Patel and Nazanin Boniadi in "Hotel Mumbai".

Dev Patel acts as the Sikh waiter who comes from a slum in Mumbai, and he risks the life to protect a hundred guests - those are trapped inside a hotel, told: 

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The 28-year-old English actor continued, 

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Talking with San Francisco Chronicle, Dev - who acted as a hotel manager in the series titled Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - revealed that the fact is he is making great effort to have a better understanding of himself and his heritage, to solve and understand things, in the film options he makes. That has been the biggest thing for him in repeatedly coming to India.

Talking with San Francisco Chronicle, Dev revealed that the fact is he is making great effort to have a better understanding of himself and his heritage, in order to solve and understand things, in the film options he makes.
Dev revealed that the fact is he is making great effort to have a better understanding of himself and his heritage.

He spoke that he was caught attention to this story involving the Taj Mahal Palace attack and other places in Mumbai. And, it resulted in the unexpected deaths of up to 174 people, since the hotel demonstrated the “microcosm of India”.

He said,

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Dev Patel, who had his first appearance in a TV drama named Skins, acting like the Muslim teenager with Pakistani origin, disclosed that the staff’s bravery had been surprised him like Arjun, his character.

He added that there were staff members who fled from the building, then decided to come back and support others. It only took his breath away as he reads the truthful stories as well as transcripts.

Dev also unveiled the movie, which is under the direction of Anthony Maras, tried its best to figure out what had made the Islamist terrorist participate in that murderous operation.

Dev also unveiled the movie, which is under the direction of Anthony Maras, tried its best to figure out what had made the Islamist terrorist to participate in that murderous operation.
Dev also unveiled the movie, which is under the direction of Anthony Maras, tried its best to figure out what had made the Islamist terrorist participate in that murderous operation.

He said, 

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The Lion celebrity confessed previously that he connected back together with the Indian roots as he took part in Slumdog Millionaire - the honourably Oscar-winning movie. Later in 2016, the actor shared that he might never actually fit in because locals "could smell the foreigner on me".

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