The Mail on Sunday

All shook up in the street – it’s Dev, the new ‘Patelvis’

You ain’t nothin’ but a Slumdog

- By James Millbank

HE SHOWED he was a top-class actor in the hit film Slumdog Millionair­e.

Now Dev Patel is proving he can cut it on the dancefloor too.

Passers-by joked that the 19-year-old had turned into ‘Patelvis’ as they admired his impromptu impression of The King during a fashion photoshoot in London’s West End.

Looking every inch the dashing movie star in a sharp gun-metal grey designer suit, Patel broke into his swivel-hipped dance routine in the middle of the usually more gentrified Savile Row.

He laughed as he pulled off the energetic moves to tunes from a stereo in the street.

The shoot was believed to have been for a British designer and Patel changed three times into a selection of slick tailored suits, including this combinatio­n with a grey and blue checked shirt and striped blue tie.

During breaks from the camera, the actor smiled and chatted to fans, continuing to fool around by climbing on a postbox and even swinging round a nearby lamp-post.

He was in high spirits despite the fact that his beautiful 25-year-old girlfriend Freida Pinto was nowhere to be seen. The pair, who have been dating for a year, met when they starred together in Slumdog Millionair­e.

Director Danny Boyle’s film, set in the streets of Delhi, swept the board at last year’s Oscars with ten awards, including best picture and best director.

Patel came to prominence as the character Anwar Kharral in Channel 4

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