Versatile Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor, who played quizmaster in Danny Boyle's Oscar-nominated rags-to-riches story Slumdog Millionaire, says he sees a reflection of his own life in the film.
“Slumdog… is like my story. I also started from scratch - a rags to riches story. I started in Chembur (a Mumbai suburb) and slowly climbed up. God has been kind in that way,” Anil said on CNN's show My City My Life.
On the show, to be aired Thursday at 3 p.m., the actor tours the city and shows off "his" Mumbai with clips of slums as well as the hangout spots of Bollywood's elite.
While doing a tour, the 49-year-old also talks about the success of Slumdog Millionaire, his first international venture.
The film triumphed at the Golden Globe awards and has also bagged 10 Oscar nominations.
“The film is basically a love story, but shot in a very realistic way. The film is not choreographed at all - it's very natural and real. There is nothing that is exaggerated or nothing that is downplayed,” said the actor.
The actor, whose first big hit was Tezaab (1988), went on to give blockbusters like Ram Lakhan, Mr. India, Karma and Beta.