An Oscar-winning movie can apparently be a powerful aphrodisiac. For months, "Slumdog Millionaire" stars Freida Pinto and Dev Patel brushed off art-imitating-life rumors, insisting they were just friends, nothing more. Too bad no one clued in the actor's mom. In April, after the lovebirds were snapped sharing a cozy lunch in Israel, Mama Patel confirmed the coupling, gushing to the London Daily Mirror, "First it was the film and now everything else seems to have slotted into place. Life can't get any better for him. Freida is really beautiful and I am really happy for them." Not so happy: The stunning actress's supposed ex-fiancé, who blamed Patel for coming between them. But the adorable twosome did get a big thumbs-up from "Millionaire" director Danny Boyle. "They seem to be real soul mates and I'm sure more than that," he said. "I'm very happy for them. It seems lovely."