Well, this is awkward.
But Pulitzer Prize-winning reviewer Joe Morgenstern confused the British Patel for New Jersey-born actor and former White House employee, Kal Penn.
A.K.A. a totally different person from a totally different country.
“Saroo is played dazzlingly by Dev Patel, who gives his richest performance since The Namesake,” Morganstern wrote in his glowing review. But 2006’s The Namesake stars Kal Penn of Harold and Kumar fame. Read more…