Winning BAFTA is ‘out of body experience’, says Dev Patel

Dev Patel, who bagged the trophy for ‘best supporting actor’ for ‘Lion’ at the 2017 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, on Sunday, termed the experience to be an ‘out of body’ one.

According to a report in the Daily Star, while opening up after the win, Patel said, “This is an out of body experience. I hadn’t even planned a speech. This film has a really big heart and I can see the power of word of mouth – I’m still overcome.”

Some time before making his way onto the BAFTA stage, the ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ star said that he already felt like a winner because “I’ve got my whole family with me and I’m wearing a tuxedo.”

Patel, who is shooting for his upcoming film ‘Hotel Mumbai’ in India, also expressed his happiness over returning back to London, “It’s great to be back in London on home turf.”

Directed by Australian director Anthony Maras, ‘Hotel Mumbai’ is based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai about the Mumbai attacks in 2008 at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

The film also stars Anupam Kher, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Jason Isaacs, Suhail Nayyar and Natasha Liu Bordizzo.