***Disclosure: I received an all-expense paid trip to Hollywood to cover various Disney/ABC events. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
My recent trip to Hollywood for the "Million Dollar Arm" premiere was absolutely amazing. I am STILL telling everyone all about the awesome things I got to do in just a few short days! I And I am telling them that they NEED to go see this inspirational movie. (Yes, I just said NEED, in capital letters. This film is just that good! And I am not even a die-hard baseball fan!)
During my stay in the beautiful city of Los Angeles, I was fortunate enough to get the chance to meet and interview the talent of this film. And I have to admit, I may have formed a wee little crush on Madhur Mittal. (You might know him from a little movie called "Slumdog Millionaire". ) What can I say? He reminds me a bit of my Bruno in appearance, and that just made my knees get all weak. What do you think? Do you see it, too?
Anyway, we got the opportunity to talk to the dreamy Madhur, as well as Suraj Sharma, known for his phenomenal performance in "Life of Pi". These guys play the key roles in "Million Dollar Arm", since they portray Dinesh Patel and Rinku Singh, the first winners of the Million Dollar Arm competition in India.
I think they both did an absolutely stellar job playing these 2 kids with humble beginnings in rural villages in India. And I cannot imagine the roles would have been easy, either. They had to endure scorching heat while filming in their native country, as well as capture the transformation that Dinesh and Rinku experienced when they adapted to American life. In my opinion, playing characters that evolve so greatly had to be quite a challenge, and they did so flawlessly.
To check out my interview with these amazingly talented actors, CLICK HERE.