‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Star Dev Patel Has Two New Movies and a New Hairstyle

Sure, Slumdog Millionaire was released seven years ago and The Newsroom just finished airing its third and final season on HBO, but Dev Patel’s career is only looking better than ever. On March 6th, Patel will have two films released here in the United States – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Chappie. But first, we have to talk about his new hairstyle.

Image courtesy of US Weekly

Image courtesy of US Weekly

For as long as he’s been in the spotlight, Dev Patel has always sported the same hairstyle– Tidy, boyish, and something any mom would approve of. Now he’s rocking the longer locks and facial hair, which definitely gives him a more…mature look. In an interview with The Guardian, Patel says it’s for a role and “he’s not sure if he should keep it.” Should he? Here’s 5 more pictures below to help you decide.


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Image courtesy of Zimbio


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Image courtesy of Zimbio


Image courtesy of The Guardian

Image courtesy of The Guardian


Image courtesy of The  Guardian

Image courtesy of The Guardian


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Image courtesy of Zimbio

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about his actual movies.

First, there is The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the sequel to the sleeper, senior-citizen friendly hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Joined by a returning cast of British legends such as Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, Dev Patel’s character, Sonny, tries to expand his senior citizen retirement home while trying to balance his upcoming wedding and a suave new guest played by Richard Gere. For fans of the first film, the sequel promises to provide more wacky hijinks, laughs and fun.

Patel’s other movie, Chappie, is a change of pace for him. A science fiction movie from the director of District 9 and Elysium, Chappie appears to be about an ET-esque robot with artificial intelligence named, you guess it, Chappie. Patel plays a kind-hearted scientist who “raises” Chappie and encourages him to explore his potential, much to dismay of Hugh Jackman’s ex-military character who has a thing against robots. While much of the movie seems to be kept under wraps, it looks as if the movie will come down to a showdown between Dev Patel and Hugh Jackman over the Chappie robot. And who isn’t down for that?

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel opens on March 6th, 2015 in limited release. Chappie opens on March 6th, 2015 in a theater near you.

2013 Golden Globes Fashion – Asian Celebrity Edition!

Jamie Chung. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Recap some of the Golden Globes fashion from Sunday evening – all featuring some of your favorite Asian celebrities!

Shay Mitchell (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Dev Patel. (Photo courtesy of Yahoo!)

Nathan Adrian.

Nathan Adrian and Natalie Coughlin.

Archie Panjabi (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Berenice Marlohe (Photo Courtesy of Getty Images)

Life of Pi composer Mychael Danna with wife Aparna. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Life of Pi’s Sunaj Sharma, Ang Lee, and Tabu.

Freida Pinto in Antonio Beradi. (Photo courtesy of Getty)

Lucy Liu in Carolina Herrera. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Hannah Simone. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

Olivia Munn in Armani. (Photo courtesy of Yahoo!)

Life of Pi’s Ang Lee and Suraj Sharma. (Photo courtesy of Yahoo!)

Vanessa Hudgens in Jenny Packham. (Photo Courtesy of Huffington Post)

Actor Kunal Nayyar. (Photo courtesy of Yahoo!)

Aziz Ansari as a presenter with Jason Bateman at The 70th Golden Globes awards ceremony on January 13, 2013.

Golden Globes theme composer/Japanese rock artist Yoshiki. (Photo courtesy of Yahoo!)

2013 SAG Awards Fashion – Asian Celebrity Edition

frieAubrey Anderson-Emmons at SAG Awards 2013

Check out what some of your favorite Asian Celebs wore during this years Screen Actors Guild Award Ceremony!

Darren Criss at SAG Awards 2013

Frieda Pinto and Dev Patel at SAG Awards 2013


Freida Pinto at SAG Awards 2013


Jenna-Ushkowitz at SAG Awards 2013

Zuleikha-Robinson at SAG Awards 2013


Jim Parsons and Kunal Nayyar at SAG Awards 2013


Kunal Nayyar and Neha Kapur at SAG Awards 2013