The star of Oscar-winning hit film "Slumdog Millionaire" is in talks to appear on the TV gameshow in which the rags-to-riches movie is based on, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
Dev Patel, the 18-year-old British actor who plays Jamal, an orphan from the Mumbai slums, in the film could appear on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" in Britain with the movie's director Danny Boyle.
"We know that they're interested, we're in talks but nothing is confirmed," Melissa Goss, a spokeswoman for Two Way Traffic, the firm which owns the show's format rights, told AFP, confirming a report in the Sun newspaper.
"We think it's a great idea and it's something we have been thinking about."
If all sides reach agreement, a special charity edition of the show could go out on Britain's privately funded ITV channel later this year, she added.
Railway Children, a charity which works with street children whose plight is highlighted in the film, said it was in contact with Boyle's sister about the director and Patel doing a charity edition of the show to benefit its work.
"We're in talks with 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' and we're in conversation with the Boyle family," chief executive Terina Keen told AFP.
"Danny Boyle's schedule is somewhat busy but they're supportive of us as a charity."
"Slumdog Millionaire" won eight Oscars on Sunday.
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