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Danny Boyle to make another film on Mumbai

January 13, 2009 13:24 IST


Danny Boyle

It seems British director Danny Boyle has fallen in love with Mumbai [Images] while shooting for his award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire [Images]. Boyle wants to get back to the city once more to make to make another film.

The film-maker whose latest Slumdog Millionaire is based in Mumbai and tells the rags-to-riches of a slum-dweller who goes on to win USD 20 million in a reality game show. "I'd love to do a thriller there next -- the energy is extraordinary," Boyle told The London [Images] Paper.

"They call it Maximum City which is absolutely accurate: the problems they have there, the joys, the wonders, are absolutely maximum. It's a passionate, romantic city, and it loves a love story," said the 52-year old director Boyle received a lot of critical acclaim for Slumdog...' and the film recently swept all the four Golden Globe nominations and fetched India its first Golden Globe [Images] with A R Rahman fetching the 'Best Original Music Score' for the movie.

"Despite all that has happened there recently it is a city moving towards happiness. You have these incredible extremes but it feels like there's a destiny that binds it all together," said Boyle referring to the recent terror attacks in the commercial capital of the country.

The film-maker admitted he was keeping his 'feet on the ground' for any Oscar nominations."The town basically votes for its own in the end, you have to accept that and keep your feet on the ground. The value of it, of course, is just getting in the room; the platform it gives to a small film like this is remarkable," Boyle told the newspaper.

Boyle revealed that if he won a million pounds he would give it to a guy called Raj who was first assistant director on the film Slumdog Millionaire and works for street schools in Mumbai that are on the streets.

"You'd have to do something like that wouldn't you," he added.

Boyle also received an Oscar nomination for the best adapted screenplay for his film Trainspotting in 1996. But he said that he knew he would not win the Oscar that time.

"We should have know we weren't going to win, though. We were sat right at the back," he said. Boyle is also toying with the idea of filming writer Irvine Welsh's sequel to Trainspotting called Porno.

"We want to do it when the actors look more middle-aged. The problem is they don't age quickly as the rest of us -- it's that Dorian Gray thing," he added.


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