Slumdog stars discussing charity appearance on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Howard Lake | 3 March 2009 | News

Danny Boyle - photo: GDC Graphics on Flickr
Danny Boyle – photo: gdcgraphics on Flickr

Oscar-winning film director Danny Boyle is hoping to raise funds for street children in India by appearing on the real version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”
Boyle’s film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ has won eight Oscars and seven Baftas. He is in talks to appear on the gameshow alongside filmstar Dev Patel.
The idea stemmed from Cheshire-based charity Railway Children, which protects and cares for street children, just like the film’s main characters Jamal and Latika.
In the film, Jamal (played by Dev Patel) becomes a contestant on the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
The charity has already benefited from increased interest following the film, according to its chief executive Terina Keene.
She added: “We have been told that Danny and Dev are keen to keep on giving back to the street kids. This is marvellous news for our charity because we work with children like this on a daily basis.
“We have been in talks with Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and it will be a dream come true if we can make this a reality. Filming depends on when both are available, but we are hoping for this to happen within the next few months”.
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