Dev Patel desperate to work with Will Smith

January 29th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Will SmithNew York, Jan 29 (IANS) “Slumdog Millionaire” star Dev Patel is a huge fan of Will Smith and is so eager to work with him that he is using interviews to urge the star to get in touch with him.Patel once waited at a premiere for three hours just to get a photo with the actor, reports

In a recent chat with US news show “Extra”, Patel said: “Hello, Mr. Smith… Please let me do a film with you. I stumbled upon your premiere of ‘Hancock’ in London and I waited three hours. I was dying to go to the toilet and I’ve got a picture of you on my phone. It’d be great. Just a small role. Shake your hand or something… Thank you.”

Patel also has big plans to work with Jim Carrey and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Frieda Pinto, who played Patel’s love interest in “Slumdog Millionaire”, too is a big fan of “DiCaprio” and would love to work with him.

She said: “I’ve fantasised about him. I had a crush on him. Ever since ‘Titanic’… This is really embarrassing, but I had a scrapbook with everything Leonardo in it… He’s a really nice person. The crush is gone but the admiration is still there.”

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