Indian-origin actor Dev Patel, who was nominated in the best supporting actor category at the 89th Academy Awards for Lion, made the Oscar ceremony a family affair as he arrived here with mother Anita Patel.
Directed by Garth Davis, the true-life inspired movie is based on Saroo Brierley, an Australian-Indian, who tries to find his lost family in India through the help of Google map. “It’s mind-blowing. It’s amazing I’m with my mother and this is very very beautiful and special moment. I’m still trying to absorb it,” Patel said on red carpet.
The actor even thanked child star Sunny Pawar, who played young Saroo in the movie, saying “He’s a really beautiful little soul and I’m grateful to him.”
Sunny attended the Hollywood’s biggest gala night in a black tuxedo and completed his look with green and yellow sneakers. The eight-year-old kid was accompanied by his father and was seen mingling around with a lot of A-list celebrities and even clicked pictures with best actor nominee Andrew Garfield.
Priyanka Bose, who essayed the role of Saroo’s mother, also stunned in an embellished, multi-colour Vivienne Westwood gown.