Sanjay Gupta missed making 'Slumdog Millionaire' by 'hair's breadth'

Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Gupta Tuesday said he was on the brink of cracking a deal with Indian diplomat-author Vikas Swarup to make a film on his book "Q & A".

Gupta, however, missed the deal as the rights of the book were already sold to British-Irish filmmaker Danny Boyle, who made the Oscar-nominated rags-to-riches drama "Slumdog Millionaire" on the same.

"I missed the film by a hair's breadth. I had read the book in 2005 and wanted to make a film on it and I wanted Homi Adjania to direct it," he said in a release here.