& # 39; When someone asks you if you want your memoirs to be turned into a movie, you are not going to say no! & # 39; Man who inspired the hit movie Lion tells Nicole Kidman about his life falling on the big screen
The biographical drama, Lion, with Nicole Kidman and David Wenham, won an incredible six Oscar nominations and international fame.
And now the man who inspired the film, Saroo Brierley, has revealed what it was like to show his story on the big screen.
Appear on Anh & # 39; s Brush with Fame at ABC on Wednesday, Saroo, 38, said that when he was approached about the film, he couldn't say no.
Reflective: Saroo Brierley (photo) who inspired the hit movie Lion with Nicole Kidman, said that his life hits the big screen on Wednesday
Lion, which was released in 2016, is based on Saroo & # 39; s autobiographical book, A Long Way Home.
His book reflects on his story about divorcing his family in India to be adopted by an Australian family and eventually find his biological family years later.
& # 39; I suspect that if someone asks you, & # 39; would you like your memoir and odyssey to be turned into a movie, & # 39; of course you won't say no, & # 39; Saroo told Anh Do.
A hit: the biographical drama, Lion (photo), with Nicole Kidman and David Wenham, won an incredible six Oscar nominations and international fame
After Anh asked if Saroo thought the film would get six Oscar nominations, Saroo said he hoped people would see the film.
& # 39; I don't think people realize how much poverty there is for missing children in India, & # 39; he said.
He also admitted that after seeing the film for the first time, he was in tears within minutes.
Emotional: Saroo said he was crying when he first saw the film based on his life. Saroo is pictured with Nicole Kidman in 2016
& # 39; I thought I would be pretty insensitive and & # 39; as if it will affect me? I have rather thick skin, & he said.
& # 39; When I first saw it, I was in tears within five, ten minutes. & # 39;
He added that when he watched the film, he realized how happy & # 39; he is that he was able to live a life in Australia.
In the film, Nicole plays the adoptive mother of Saroo, Sue Brierley.
Nicole told before The Guardian about her relationship with Sue, after she once met her in her apartment in Sydney, with Nicole who was also an adoptive mother for Connor and Isabella Cruise with ex-husband Tom Cruise.
& # 39; Sue has become a big part of my life & # 39 ;, Nicole told the publication and said they clicked & # 39; when they first met.
& # 39; She has told me so much about herself and I have told her. & # 39;
& # 39; And somehow I just wanted to capture the goodness, & # 39; she said.
What a role! In the film, Nicole plays the adoptive mother of Saroo, Sue Brierley. Nicole told The Guardian earlier about her relationship with Sue, once she met her in her apartment in Sydney
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