Interview With the JB Bernstein, Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel #MillionDollarArmEvent

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I have seen Million Dollar Arm twice now and I loved it EACH time ūüôā

Myself and 24 other bloggers had the awesome chance to interview the people who inspired Million Dollar Arm – yep Million Dollar Arm is about real story – I was really happy to find out that the movie was very close to what really happened – you know those movies that “say” they are based on a true story but they use that term broadly.

JB Bernstein, Dinesh Patel, Rinku Singh ‚Äď the real people upon which Disney‚Äôs new movie MILLION DOLLAR ARM is about.

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Here are some of my favorite questions and answers –

Questions – How it felt to see yourself portrayed on the screen ?

Answer –

            DINESH: This is a big deal for me. I’m very happy and my family is also happy.

RINKU: (Suraj) has done a great job. I mean, he’s not just a great Actor, he’s also a great human. Meeting him as a person, it just really meant a lot how he really was nice. And the way he actually did it, was awesome. I really liked it.

Question :

What it was like to leave their families, and leave India behind, in pursuit of their Million Dollar Dream.?

Answer :

DINESH:¬†My parents were really afraid that I was¬†leaving. They said, “Don’t go.” ¬†because this is the new world for me. So they were very afraid.

RINKU: (Suraj)¬†It was told now we didn’t just leave the ¬†family Um beside the family, we left our Culture, Family,¬†Friends, Food, and we were just 18 year old kids. Making that¬†huge decision wasn’t easy for us. That was just on top of¬†everywhere. What are we gonna do without knowing anything
about American Culture. We don’t know language. We don’t know
anybody besides JB. And our Parents, they were really afraid¬†cause we never went out to the Country. And that really — that really changes our life, you know. That¬†really teaches us that whatever comes to your life, you have to¬†make that decision. If you’re¬†willing to give in and out, you will ¬†be happy for¬†the decision you made. So I’m really proud of the decision I¬†made being in America. It’s totally amazing. It have changed¬†my life, changed my family life, and you know, I wanted to stay¬†here.

Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” opens in theaters everywhere on May 16, 2014

Disclaimer – Disney paid every aspect of this trip but all the thoughts and opinions are my own

Louise from Momsmart took the pictures used