Los Angeles, Dec 7 : Actor Dev Patel says his role in the film "Slumdog Millionaire" was both a blessing and a curse.
The 26-year-old actor, who rose to fame with his lead role in the 2008 movie, says that while it put him on the map, he has to fight against it and prove he is more than that, reports variety.com
"It's a blessing and a curse, that film, for me. It put me on the map and did great things, but you're fighting against it. To lots of people, I'm the dude from 'Slumdog'. You have to go out there and earn your stripes and prove more than that," he said.