Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel is all set to play a villain in M. Night Shyamalan’s next movie ‘The Last Airbender‘. Patel plays ‘Zuko’ in the movie, based on an animated series.

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Dev Patel

“The 19-year-old has gone for a mean look quite opposite to his character in the multiple-Oscar winning film Slumdog. In the film, which is based on an animated TV series about warring elements of Air, Water, Earth and Fire, Dev will essay the role of a character called Zuko.”

Well, could you imagine him playing a villain ever… out of all the things!

The 19-year old has been on a dream run since the release of Slumdog. The much-acclaimed Danny Boyle movie has certainly changed the fortune of both the lead star… Dev and Freida Pinto. The girl got numerous Hollywood roles afterwards, one of them by Woody Allen and she appeared on the cover of world’s best fashion magazines.

The buzz is that she might be on her way to play the next Bond Girl!

While that is something I personally don’t see happening, but ya… her love life has certainly been very interesting.

The girl, who was said to be married to a local Bangalore boy at a very early age, is now dating Dev himself. The two were spotted getting intimate not long ago in Israel, where Freida is shooting for her next movie.

An onlooker said: “They looked very happy together and they didn’t seem to care who saw them.

“Dev couldn’t take his eyes off her – and she kept snuggling up to get closer to him.”

Check out a video of Dev Patel below.

Dev Patel Video