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Dev Patel Gives British Airways An Indian Touch

Dev Patel Gives British Airways An Indian Touch

Dev Patel adorns the new British Airways airplane with a giant tradition Indian Bindi and flower garland before its inaugural trip in London, England on Friday (September 3).

The 20-year-old Slumdog Millionaire star was joined by British Airways Chief Executive Willie Walsh as they celebrate the plane’s first trip to Mumbai, India.

Last month, Dev spoke out against the struggles that Asian actors face in Hollywood.

“Asian actors tend not to be sent Hollywood scripts that are substantial or challenging,” Dev told the Mail. “I’m likely to be offered the roles of a terrorist, cab driver and smart geek. I want to show that I have versatility.”

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Credit: Gavan; Photos: Getty
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  • cece

    Im glad that he is going well for himself

  • Limey

    ew. he is so ugly.

  • mimi

    No one cares about him. He is whiny blah blah blah,hollywood only gave me role of terrorist, dst dst

    so quit hollywood. I don’t want to see him either in the movie. his acting at the last airbender was horrible.

  • hanni

    @Limey: how is he ugly? i don’t see anything ugly about him

  • hanni

    @mimi: ”Whiny” He’s not whining, he is stating the truth. Speaking out? ever heard of it. Asian actors barely get cast in anything, they’re stereotyped in every role and discriminated in Hollywood.
    That’s the truth, just accept it.

  • Anil

    East Indian actors are discriminated against in Bollywood by Indian producers and directors because they only want Indian thespians who look Persian and Afghani! Indians are the most self-hating people on earth! They all want to be pale skinned, blue-eyed with European features. Don’t knock Hollywood. Look at Bollywood instead.

  • mimi


    That’s why he needs to stop whining and just go back to hollywood. I wouldnt pay to see him either in theatre.

  • gaeljet


    go get some

  • Alias4747

    Dev is not ugly! He looks alot better than Micheal Cera, Seth Rogen, Shia LaBeouf and Jonah Hill!!!!! And I bet none of those guys could charm a woman like Freida Pinto to fall head over heels in love with them!!

    Dev is not whining…he is simply telling the truth about the roles he is being offered. Great to know that at his age he’s not going after the money and refuses to keep the stereotypes of his ethnicity alive on film!! Why should he go to Bollywood when they won’t even acknowledge the success of his girlfriend Freida Pinto because she doesn’t “fit in” or look like who they feel should be a star!

    I’m wishing all the best for him and Freida!!

  • Alias4747

    All those on here who say Dev is ugly should post their own photos. This is what is bad about the net. We can’t see how posters really look like beyond the keyboard.

  • Yo Poocie Cunt!!!

    Freida Pinto still fkucs him even with those Dumbo ears of his….every chance she gets…..don’t you wish you had those ears now???

  • americans are gross

    he’s a great guy and adorable

  • Jen

    Sad but true. Best of luck Dev.

  • Asher

    Screw you Dev. Be happy that you look East-Indian and are working at all. I am an east-indian actor in Hollywood and would give my right ass-cheek and kill to be cast in anything, but because of my Persian looks they would rather hire someone who fits the American stereotype of a dark-skinned East-Indian, than hire the better actor.

    Everyone in Bollywood has told me how successful I would be if I moved to Mumbai/Bombay, but guess what? I cannot because I am an American and have been unable to get legal working papers due to the Indian government’s strict stance on immigration regulations.

    Hearing this from this ungrateful schmuck is not cool as I strive to put food on my table while they continue to hire him out of England, and people like me are right here struggling to make rent.

  • Asher

    The stupid American casting directors in Hollywood never do any research and hence have zero clue that India is a big country and the skin coloring runs the entire spectrum depending on what part you are from. Someone like Dev would be just another slumside stupidaire in India.

    Look at all the Bollywood stars and you’ll know what I’m talking about.

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