Dev Patel bags second BAFTA nomination for ‘Lion’

Dev Patel seems to be hogging limelight for his role in the film 'Lion.' 

It was eight years ago, when he was first nominated for 'Slumdog Millionaire' in the 'Best Actor in a Leading Role' category and now he has been nominated once again for the awards, but this time in the 'Best Supporting Actor' category.

The film has been shot in Kolkata and Australia. Photo courtesy: Long Way Home Productions 2015

Dev Patel was also nominated for the recently held Golden Globe Awards, but he lost the award to 'Nocturnal Animals' Aaron Taylor-Johnson. For BAFTA, Dev is competing with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Hugh Grant, Jeff Bridges and Mahershala Ali.

'Lion' stars British actor of Indian-origin Dev Patel, Deepti Naval, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Priyanka Bose and Nawazuddin Siddiqui along with Hollywood biggies like Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara. 

Shot in Kolkata and Australia, Lion, a drama film had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Garth Davis, Lion revolves around a five-year-old Indian boy who gets lost in Kolkata, thousands of kilometres from home. After facing many challenges, he is adopted by an Australian couple and 25 years later, he ventures out to find his lost family.

BAFTA awards will be held on February 12 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.