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Nicole Kidman ‘drew on own adoption experience’ for Lion

Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel at the London Film Festival premiere of Lion

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Nicole Kidman said her own experience of adopting children led her to her latest role, playing an Australian mother who adopts an Indian child in Lion, which made its London Film Festival premiere on Wednesday (October 11). Lion follows the true story of Saroo Brierley, played by British actor Dev Patel, who was separated from his family in central India aged 5 when he accidentally boarded a train to Kolkata. As a lost child unable to remember where his home is, Saroo is put up for adoption and taken in by an Australian couple. Years later, as a grown man…

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