“This is a very important book for me, it’s a book that actually gave me the confidence that I could be the writer I had hoped I could be.”
Plus: Nightcrawler gets a dad.
"I happen to know [Dev Patel's] people approached the production to express an interest."
Mehta spoke to Vulture from Toronto about Bollywood, Hollywood, magical realism, and the X-Men.
The overwhelming favorite takes the prize.