Hollywood actor and Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel reportedly relied on his would-be girlfriend and actor Freida Pinto to perfect his Indian accent while shooting for Slumdog Millionaire (2008).
The duo met while working for the Oscar-winning flick directed by Danny Boyle and got along very well together so much so that Pinto who is seen in The Rise of the Planet of the Apes helped Patel with his accent so that he can get his Hindi right.
Pinto revealed that she asked Patel not to imitate actors from the comedy show Goodness Gracious Me.
“With the accent, he was a bit nervous. But all I told him was, Don’t do the whole Goodness Gracious Me thing. That just makes it very comical and it’s not required for Slumdog Millionaire,” revealed the 26-year-old actor in a interview given to an international daily.
Though the two have always maintained that they are good friends but the paparazzi has often captured them together at various dos. However, Dev’s mother has not given consent to their relationship and is not quite comfortable about them seeing each other.