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Mumbai will recover, says top director

December 02, 2008 16:02 IST

A scene from Slumdog Millionaire

Danny Boyle, the director of the film Slumdog Millionaire, which is set in Mumbai, paid homage to India's financial capital after his film bagged top honours at the British Independent Film Awards.

"It's a city with a big heart that's been wounded this week, but it will recover," BBC quoted Boyle as saying about the horrific terrorist attacks on Mumbai.


Boyle added: "It is weird to win this at the end of what's been a terrible week. But the human spirit is dominant. They will overcome, you can bet on it."

 Legendary actor Sir Ben Kingsley, who famously played Mahatma Gandhi [Images] on film, also offered his condolences to Mumbai and its citizens.

"India will survive and move forward," he said. "They are a very resilient nation. I really hope India can shake this off, because so many people want to be there and invest there and enjoy their industry and economy."

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