The Slumdog Millionaire actor, who is currently dating his co-star Frieda Pinto, says that he's not planning on walking down the aisle anytime soon. Patel said the issue came to head when his mother read rumors on the Internet that he was about to make it official with Pinto."I was like, Mum, ' I didn't – trust me,'" said the British-born Patel, speaking to People magazine. Patel beat out experienced actors to win the role of Anwar, but admitted “on the first day of shooting [he] didn't really know what to do”.His work on Skins caught the eye of Danny Boyle’s then 17-year-old daughter Caitin, who recommended him to her father for his film Slumdog Millionaire.
co-stars Freida Pinto and Dev Patel have ended their romance.Patel was born in London to Kenyan-born Hindu Indian parents. Speaking to The Telegraph, he explained: “I was hyper as a kid so my parents thought it might be good for me to try out for the school play.”The school play was Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, and Patel won a Best Actor award for his role as Sir Andrew Aguecheek.Some years later he auditioned for E4’s teen drama Skins after his mother spotted an advert in a newspaper.Dev 26, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Lion, but lost to Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali.He took home a BAFTA Award earlier this month, an experience he said was "overwhelming".“Wow! Words, words, words," he stumbled when accepting the award in London.“This is so overwhelming.
“When I read the script for ['Lion'], I was a puddle of tears. We were all in it because we loved these people, and we wanted to live in their skin for a year of our lives.”“I love going to a concert, and not seeing it through a three-inch screen. You start to think, ‘Hang on, this isn’t a fair exchange.