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The Slumdog Effect

Sure, over the last few decades, British filmmakers have made a handful of pictures in India—think Gandhi, A Passage to India, and Octopussy—but now India is crawling with British auteurs, The Times of London reports. Directors are already trying to make and fund at least 10 projects. Last year, the UK and Indian governments signed a treaty encouraging filmmakers from each country to work in the other, although Indian filmmakers have juicier incentives to film in the UK than vice versa. Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, which employed Indian settings and, revolutionarily, Indian actors, may also have helped popularize India as a film destination.