10. This movie almost was released straight to DVD instead of getting a theatrical release.
11. A.R. Rahman took just 20 days to compose the entire soundtrack.
13. Not only did Dev Patel and Freida Pinto play a couple onscreen, the two actors shared a real-life relationship until late 2014.
14. The actor whose autograph young Jamal gets is Amitabh Bachchan. Amitabh Bachchan is a very real, and very famous Indian actor, the original host of the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1998) (called Kaun Banega Crorepati? (2000)), and also the father-in-law of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (or Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan as she is known after marriage).
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