The entire cast of Slumdog Millionaire is ecstatic over winning Best Picture — Freida Pinto looked gorgeous in her bright yellow gown at the Fox Searchlight celebration in LA while her young costars posed with Mickey at Disneyland yesterday. The younger kids will be heading back to school, but Dev and Freida are just getting started with their careers. Next up, Freida will be working on Woody Allen's next film, and Dev Patel joined M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender. For now, they're still gushing about their big win, which included a stop by Oprah with Best Director Danny Boyle. Here's what they said:
- Danny on the film: "It looked like it might go to DVD and have no release in North America. It's always been like that; it's always been like a Cinderella story. [...] It's a huge historic moment really for Bollywood and Hollywood. It's the first time where they've reached across to each other."
- Dev on the Oscars: "Walking the red carpet with all of these stars that have inspired me to get into acting, and they're behind me . . . it was a sensory overload for me. I couldn't believe it. I was just all over the place bouncing around. It was great."
- Freida on the dating rumors about her and Dev: "The two of us are really good friends. This is our first film — we've been sailing in the same boat. We just help each other so much, just balance off each other — so people have translated that into something else."
Dev and Freida have been side by side for this whole crazy ride, and joining with the rest of their costars, everyone seems excited about taking home such an honor.
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