Freida Pinto congratulates ex-boyfriend Dev Patel

Dev Patel was has got Oscar nomination for his performance in 'Lion', which is set in India and Australia. He has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Supporting Actor category. On his achievement, Dev's ex-girlfriend Freida Pinto congratulated him. 

Sharing a black-and-white picture of Dev, Freida wrote on Instagram, "So proud of you, Dev! A fine example of what hardwork, focus, humility and crazy amazing talent rewards one with. Long time coming, so well deserved! @lionmov @theacademy #Oscars2017 #OscarNominations2017 #bestactorinasupportingrole."

Dev and Freida were former lovers met on the sets of the Oscar-winning film, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. After six-year-long relationship, the duo parted ways in December 2014.

Dev Patel will be compete for the award with Mahershala Ali ('Moonlight'), Jeff Bridges ('Hell or High Water') and Michael Shannon ('Nocturnal Animals') at the 89th Academy Awards, to be held on February 26.

Expressing his happiness, Dev said in a statement, "The news hasn't made its way into my brain yet, but I'm looking at these beautiful smiling faces around me... faces of the ones I love. And I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude."

Based on non-fiction book, A Long Way Home, ‘Lion’ is based on a true story about an Indian boy who lost his way and adopted by an Australian couple. Years later, he sets out to find his lost family. He uses Google map to find his biological mother in a remote village in India.‘Lion’ directed by Garth Davis also features Priyanka Bose, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The Oscar awards will take place in Los Angeles on February 26th.