Slumdog Star Eager to Host Who Wants to be a Millionaire

February 27, 2009 By:
Slumdog Star Eager to Host Who Wants to be a Millionaire

Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor is one of Indian cinema's most consistent actors of all time, and after his turn in Danny Boyle's hit movie Slumdog Millionaire, he's been enjoying his celebrity status on the west coast.

Anil attended a private party at Beso in Hollywood last night honoring Salma Hayek. And partygoers and media outlets were all buzzing about the star, and greeted him with open arms.

Hollyscoop caught up with the actor to get his thoughts on the possibility of Dev and Danny making a special appearance on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire.'

When asked if he would want to host the 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' Slumdog edition show, he said he would like to "take on the role as host and have Freida Pinto in the hot seat."

In regards to other hosting duties, he said he wanted to host a type of show that had never been done before, "something different," he explained.

Dev Patel and Slumdog director Danny Boyle are already trying to sync up their schedules so they can participate in the hit show.

“Filming of the special depends on when both are available, as they are in huge demand following their Oscar success. But we hope it will happen later this year," said a source.

"To have Dev back in the Millionaire hot-seat would be brilliant, and would do a lot for the charity.”

“Danny and Dev would play together, as with all our celebrity specials, but filming depends on their availability," added the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? producer Celador.

So far the plan is to have Dev in the hot seat and have Freida as his lifeline, which would mimic the hit movie.

Sounds like a brilliant idea to us, especially since all the money will go to the children’s charity Railway Children, which helps children living on the streets. And having Anil host the program would be the cherry on the sundae!