Entertainment June 13, 2011
Anil Kapoor On 'Slumdog Millionaire'

The Indian actor and global star reflects on the impact of 'Slumdog Millionaire' and the cultural significance of an Oscar-winning film in which 'there was only brown skin. Absolutely brown skin. And it became the biggest blockbuster.' Kapoor will be in Toronto June 23 to 25 for the International Indian Film Academy Awards. He's nominated in the Best Comic Role category for the film 'No Problem'.

Highlights include:

Slumdog Millionaire
'They say once you make it in North America you make it in the world. Could you ever imagine that Slumdog Millionaire, there was only brown skin. Absolutely brown skin. And it became the biggest blockbuster. Obviously it's a dream come true. I could never imagine that I would get this kind of exposure in a small film called Slumdog Millionaire which would become a global blockbuster and win eight Oscars.'

The Oscars
'I remember meeting so many of the stars over there and I said 'Anil, soak it in. This might never happen again. So just enjoy this moment. This moment might never come back so make the most of it.'



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