Slumdog Millionaire screenwriter says that he has changed the novel completely

By Subhash K. Jha, Bollywood Hungama News Network

Screenplay writer Simon Beaufoy says that though he took the basic core of Vikas Swaroop's novel Q & A, he had to completely re-write the original material for the film Slumdog Millionaire.

"I took the initial concept of a slum kid who wins all the money and gets arrested. But the book is like a series of independent short stories. That didn't work for Slumdog Millionaire. So I went to Mumbai to look for new experience and to invent a backbone for the film. I turned the film into a love story. So