Millennium Post (Kolkata)

Dream to be part of Dev Patel’s vision: Sobhita

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Dhulipala is super excited to make her Hollywood debut with ‘Monkey Man’, in which she features alongside Dev

Patel

Sobhita Dhulipala is super excited to make her Hollywood debut with ‘Monkey Man’, in which she features alongside ‘Lion’ star Dev Patel. The ‘Night Manager’ star talked about the much-awaited movie on the sidelines of Lakmé Fashion Week X FDCI here. “It’s my first time working in a new industry. It’s Hollywood. So that is super exciting for me,” Dhulipala, 31, told a top news agency.

‘Monkey Man’ marks the directoria­l debut of Patel, the star of multiple Oscar-winning movie like ‘Slumdog Millionair­e’ as well as films like ‘Hotel Mumbai’, ‘The Personal History of David Copperfiel­d’ and ‘The Green Knight’. Inspired by the legend of Lord Hanuman, ‘Monkey Man’ is set in Mumbai and features Patel as Kid, a man on a quest for vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and continue to systemical­ly victimise the poor and powerless. Dhulipala features in the movie alongside a host of Indian actors, including Sikander Kher,

‘It’s my first time working in a new industry. It’s Hollywood. So that is super exciting for me,’ she says

Makarand Deshpande, Pitobash and Vipin Sharma. “Mine isn’t a big part, but at the end of the day, it’s a dream to be a part of Dev Patel’s vision,” Dhulipala said.

The actor, also known for her performanc­es in the ‘Made In Heaven’ series, said that she had an amazing time attending the world premiere of the movie at the South By Southwest (SXSW) film festival in Austin, Texas, earlier this week.

“I just came back from the world premiere in Austin. It was amazing. What a beautiful reception. I had goosebumps from the whole experience. People were hooting, cheering, clapping and screaming. There was a standing ovation,” Dhulipala said.

Set to be released in theatres on April 5, ‘Monkey Man’ is produced by Patel, Jomon Thomas, Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Ian Cooper, Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, Christine Haebler and Anjay Nagpal. The movie has received glowing reviews from critics at SXSW, with many hailing the actor’s performanc­e and the action se*quences.

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