Red Carpets Make Me Nervous: Dev Patel


New Delhi: He is one of the nominees at this year’s Golden Globes but British-Indian star Dev Patel says he does not enjoy walking the red carpet as it makes him nervous.

Patel, however, is looking forward to celebrate the acclaim that his film “Lion” has received. It is one of the most talked about movies this award season in Hollywood.

“Red carpets make me very nervous. It’s a big source of anxiety for me but it is a necessary part of the job,” Patel told PTI over phone from Los Angeles.

The 26-year-old actor is nominated in the best supporting actor category at the Globes this Sunday for playing the true-life inspired role of Saroo Brierley.

Patel, who shot to global fame with 2008 movie “Slumdog Millionaire”, and has starred in films like “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and “The Man Who Knew Infinity”, says he never imagined that “Lion” will touch so many people with its story of a man in search of his roots.

“I am looking forward to celebrate our movie at the Globes. It is a very small film. We never imagined being on the international stage. We just made it with a lot of heart and then it resonated with so many people.

“Sharing stage with such legends for an Indian guy who grew up in London, it is really an honour for me.”

“Lion”, also starring Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman, releases in India on February 24.