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Hosted by Taraji P. Henson at Frederick P. Rose Hall, the Time100 Gala dazzled with stars from various fields, celebrating this year`s most influential figures, including actor Dev Patel, who expressed his eagerness to delve deeper into the action genre as a filmmaker.

Amidst the glamorous atmosphere, Dev Patel honoured at the gala, confessed to feeling overwhelmed by the recognition.

“I have huge imposter syndrome, so I feel like I would be happy just holding some of the trays at the table, to be honest, I feel like somehow I`ve won the golden ticket `Charlie and the Chocolate Factory` vibes,” Patel told Variety.

Having recently experienced both acting in and directing the action-packed film `Monkey Man,` Patel shared his aspirations to further explore the genre.

“I grew up watching Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen, and Sammo Hung — kind of like a heavy diet of action movies,” Patel revealed.

He added, “So for me, especially when you look at Korean cinema and the way they`ve pushed that kind of revenge genre into something that feels really substantial and meaningful and cinematic and artful… I look up to those masters, and I would love to keep doing it if I`m lucky enough to.”

The Time100 Gala also featured a captivating performance by Dua Lipa, a fellow member of the Time`s class of 2024, Variety reported.

Lipa entertained the audience with renditions of `Training Season` and two more songs from her upcoming album `Radical Optimism.

`The Time100 special, capturing the essence of the gala, is set to air on Sunday, May 12, 2024, at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

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