Gautam Adani takes a sly dig at Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire as he plans to convert Mumbai’s Dharavi into modern city | Hindi Movie News



Billionaire Gautam Adani, the Chairman of Adani Group, has taken a sly dig at Hollywood director Danny Boyle while talking about his plans to convert Mumbai’s Dharavi into a modern city hub.
Referring to Slumdog Millionaire directed by Danny Boyle, Adani wrote in his open letter, “God willing, the likes of Danny Boyle will discover that the new Dharavi is producing millionaires without the slumdog prefix.”
The acclaimed 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire bagged eight Oscar Awardsincluding Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.It also won seven BAFTA Awards including Best Film, five Critics’ Choice Awards and four Golden Globes.The state government of Maharashtra last week confirmed Adani’s $619 million bid to redevelop the area that covers 625 acres (253 hectares), and has been described by officials as “the world’s largest urban renewal scheme.”
Adani wrote on the company’s website that the redevelopment will provide gas, water, drainage, healthcare and other facilities to them.
Believed to be the largest slum in Asia, Dharavi is a crowded area that houses thousands of poor families in cramped quarters in the center of India’s financial capital. Many residents have no access to running water or clean toilets.
The redevelopment of Dharavi was first mooted in the 1980s as a way to develop valuable land while providing proper housing to those living there.
(With Reuters Inputs)





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