I lost 'Slumdog...' because of beefy look: Ruslaan Mumtaz

Ruslaan Mumtaz, recently seen in 'Teree Sang', says he could have bagged Dev Patel's role in the Oscar winning movie 'Slumdog Millionaire' if he had retained his lean look for the final audition.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 | 4:48:28 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Posted on: 12 August 2009 at 2:27pm
Ruslaan would have been 100 times better than dev

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Posted on: 12 August 2009 at 2:14pm
Dev isnt a strong actor, thats why i couldnt take to him

Ruslaan would have been a good choice IMO

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Posted on: 12 August 2009 at 12:47pm
oh i love him and tere sang was such a gd movie and he is really fit cant wait for yr next movie

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Posted on: 12 August 2009 at 12:37pm
Hmmmm .....I remember watching something about Slumdog just before the Oscars and publicity was slamming the airwaves. Someone connected to the film indicated that Ruslaan was too much the "pretty boy". They wanted someone with less of a "bollywood glamour boy" look. Someone with a more "realistic look" for a kid coming out of the slums. And someone's daughter - the director's - I think - it's been a while, but anyway, somone's daughter, suggested Dev instead.

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Posted on: 12 August 2009 at 10:23am
LOL! There's no way in hell he looks anywhere close to a slum kid. It wouldn't have been the right casting!

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Posted on: 12 August 2009 at 10:01am
Aww this would have changed his life...but im glad Dev got the role!!

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Posted on: 12 August 2009 at 9:22am
i can't wait to see him tere sang!!

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Posted on: 12 August 2009 at 7:26am
wow...slumdog wouldve changed his entire life....its all good though. im sure he's meant for bigger and better things.

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Posted on: 12 August 2009 at 6:09am
thanks. he's a good actor.

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