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Dev Patel’s Lion’s newspaper ad with Sunny Pawar targets Trump’s travel ban

An advertisement in Los Angeles Times for Lion, a film starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara, has the face of Indian child actor Sunny Pawar and targets US President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban.

hollywood Updated: Feb 11, 2017 10:52 IST
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The advertisement in Los Angeles Times featured Indian child actor, Sunny Pawar who plays young Saroo Brierley in the movie.

Against the backdrop of the immigration ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries called for by Donald Trump, the film Lion has come up with an ad calling out the new US President.

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The advertisement in Los Angeles Times featured Indian child actor, Sunny Pawar who plays young Saroo Brierley in the movie, reported Variety.

“It took an extraordinary effort to get 8-year-old actor Sunny Pawar a visa so that he could come to America for the very first time. Next year, that might not be an option,” the advert read.

Nicole Kidman, Sunny Pawar and Dev Patel attend the 6th Annual AACTA International Awards. (AFP)

The Garth-Davis directed film stars other Indian origin actors such as Dev Patel and Priyanka Bose. The advertisement has highlighting that collaborating with international artists will not be an easy job for Hollywood in the coming year.

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