"I don't know if you're allowed to talk about it, because you sign an NDA. But yeah, I think everyone did. Everyone auditioned for Star Wars. I remember, I think I was doing Marigold 2, and I sent them an iPhone video from my trailer in India. The next minute, I got a call-back, and I was there, and that was fascinating."
Unfortunately, Dev Patel didn't reveal which role he auditioned for. He probably doesn't want to be in the bad graces of the Mouse by breaking the NDA. Now that several Star Wars shows are in the making, Patel wants to preserve his chances of another lucrative opportunity.