Monday 24 July 2017

Kapoor: Slumdog legacy lives on

Anil Kapoor says he thinks Slumdog Millionaire's legacy will live on
Anil Kapoor says he thinks Slumdog Millionaire's legacy will live on

Anil Kapoor has insisted the legacy of Slumdog Millionaire will live on one year after sweeping the board at the Oscars.

The 24 actor, who played game show host Prem Kapur in the hit movie, said he had met people who still wanted to do charity work in India after being inspired by the film, which won eight Academy Awards.

He said: "In America, I've met so many friends and people who are so keen to go to India because of Slumdog Millionaire - and not only do they want to go, they want to help, do charity and do whatever's possible on a humanity level and see that nobody really suffers and add a little bit of happiness to their lives."

Asked if the film's child stars would now be forgotten one year on, Anil said it was up to them.

"Ultimately it all depends on the individual in life. There are so many other people that have started from slums and have gone out into the world and become achievers, and if not achievers, they have led a happy life," he said.

He went on: "You can take the horse to the well but ultimately it's up to the horse if he's going to drink the water or not, so where the children are concerned, they have been looked after and a lot of good has been done."

:: Anil plays President Omar Hassan in 24, which can be seen on Sky1 HD and Sky1 on Sundays at 9pm.

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