Gauahar Khan says she lost Slumdog Millionaire role because she was ‘too good-looking’, claims Danny Boyle called her a ‘fantastic actor’

MD Merajul IslamJuly 1, 2022

Gauahar Khan in an interview revealed that she appeared for 5 rounds of auditions for the Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, however director Danny Boyle couldn’t image her as somebody from the slums, along with her face. She stated that she has misplaced out on a number of roles through the years, as a result of she’s too ‘handsome’.

In an interview with Movie Companion, Gauahar stated that Danny Boyle was so impressed along with her efficiency within the audition that he couldn’t imagine that she had educated in India. However she assured him that she had.

“One of many greatest initiatives I misplaced in my life was as a result of I used to be too good on the lookout for it, and it was Slumdog millionaire. I’ve met Danny Boyle, and I’ve executed 5 rounds of auditions for it. After the fifth spherical he stated ‘You’re a implausible actor, are you certain you’re educated in India?’ At the moment, I had hardly any expertise, and I stated ‘I’ve educated in India’. He stated, ‘You communicate like an actor who’s from out of India, not from India, so how do you may have this expertise?’ I stated, ‘Sir I don’t know, I simply try to do it each single day’. He stated ‘You’re such a fab actor however someway I gained’t be capable of solid you right here as a result of I’ve to match three age teams and I can’t place you in a slum along with your face. I stated, ‘I may be in a slum, attempt me’,” Gauahar stated, including that simply the truth that Danny Boyle thought she was a superb actor is sweet sufficient.

Citing one other instance, Gauahar stated, “In Rocket Singh, the endeavour was to make me not so handsome. Shimit sir would say, ‘iski aankho pe aur pink lagao, ispe aur jarring lipstick lagao’, as a result of that was the look, that was the character. Usko lagta that woh badi trendy hai, however she was not meant to look tremendous handsome… I’d attain the set and Shimit sir would nonetheless say ‘Bahaut fairly lag rahi hai, isko kuch aur inexperienced karo’, and in my coronary heart I’m like, ‘Meri pehli movie hai!’.”

Slumdog Millionaire grew to become a blockbuster hit on the field workplace, and gained the Oscar for Finest Image in 2009. It starred Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor and others. In a largely forgotten footnote, Loveleen Tandan served as co-director on the movie, a job for which she was credited, however infrequently felicitated, at the same time as Boyle swept the awards circuit that 12 months.


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