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Posted On: 28 October 2009 02:53 pm
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Going, going... a dinner with Slumdog stars

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A dinner with the stars of the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire will be one of the prizes auctioned at the Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards on Friday. The director and producer team of Danny Boyle and Christian Colson will be in Doha this week to be honoured in the awards ceremony to be held at the Grand Hyatt Doha for their humanitarian work. The prize dinner, at a top London restaurant, will include actors Frieda Pinto, Dev Patel and Anil Kapoor who played the leads of Latika, Jamal and the suspicious game show host Prem, as well as the director and producer themselves. The auction winner will also have the opportunity to pose for photographs with the Slumdog team and their Best Picture and Best Director Academy Award statuettes. As a permanent souvenir of the dinner event, the auction winner will also receive a special, limited edition copy of the photo-diary book Nineteen Hours and Fourteen Minutes - that documents the Oscar experience of the cast and crew on the day when the film swept the Oscars in 2008, taking home eight awards. The book itself is number 100 of a limited 100 issue print run, which was only made available to those directly involved with the film, and has never been available to members of the public prior to this, and will be signed by the stars on the night. Boyle and Colson are among the first recipients of a Doha 21st Century Leader Award. Other recipients include the actors Josh Hartnett, and Sir Ben Kingsley who won an academy award for his portrayal of Mohandas Gandhi in the 1982 Oscar-winning film Gandhi.