'Boyle deserves Indian citizenship'

Freida Pinto of Slumdog Millionaire fame has said that director Danny Boyle deserves Indian citizenship because of the way he understands the people of Mumbai. She says that people recognise the Mumbai that he filmed and can relate to the story and depiction of their city.

'My entire crew make fun of me but I think Danny Boyle should get Indian citizenship because he really got under the skin of a Mumbaikar (people of Mumbai) better than anyone else,' she said. 'He has not been naïve about the fact when you come to Mumbai you see slums. It is just the way it is.'

She also praised him as a director, as though he hasn't had enough of that already. 'When you are starting off with no acting skills, acting with him is a blessing. He is enigmatic.'

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