Slumdog Star's Mom: Go Ahead, Get Naked

Patel showed bottom in breakthrough role on British TV
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2009 10:43 AM CST

(Newser) – In a very un-mom-like move, Anita Patel urged son Dev to get naked for his first major role, the Mirror reports. The star of the Oscar-nominated Slumdog Millionaire got his start on British TV show Skins, where “he was apprehensive when he found out he’d have to appear naked,” Anita said. “I told him, ‘It’s only a bum, you’ve seen lots of people’s bums before.’”