"It is a wonderful way to get in touch with your culture and with your roots. I'm constantly astounded whenever I go to India. I feel so inspired by the people I interact with and with the things that I see," Dev, who sprang to global stardom with the Oscar winning "Slumdog Millionaire" said.

"I really hope I can continue to do that all my life," said the Gujarati lad, adding that he finds Indian food "great".Just a cursory glance on the work done by Dev -- be it a Mumbai slum dweller in "Slumdog Millionaire", Neal Sampat of TV series "The Newsroom" or a manager of a hotel in "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" -- shows that despite spending his growing up days in Britain, the actor has traced the journey of an Indian man in most of his films.

The silver screen has literally captured the transformation in Dev from being a lanky teenager to a young man with a scruffy and rugged look, which is garnering a lot of attention. The actor says his "new look is for a movie".

Dev had also mentioned that when he started his career in showbiz with British TV show "Skins", he was not sure where he was getting into. Now after seven years in the glamorous industry with a number of critically appreciated films to his credit, Dev is not in a mood to let success get to his head.


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