Freida Pinto: I was nervous when I met Mick Jagger

The Slumdog Millionaire actor says she was awestruck to meet him

How do we know Freida Pinto? As the girl who went to the Oscars with Slumdog Millionaire, right? That is, after all, her only claim to fame. Who remembers her Woody Allen film? So it is no surprise at all that she recalls that old experience of wining and dining at the Academy Awards once again on Simi Selects India’s Most Desirable. So there she was in Hollywood, with her first film being the talk of the town – she was dining with Kurt Russell and with Cher, patting John Stewart’s shoulder and socialising with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. She was living every girl’s dream. So how did she cope with this sudden change in her life? Wasn’t she starstruck? “Of course I was very much star stuck, anybody in my position would have been star stuck. I had to train myself to be calm and composed, if at all saw Angelina Jolie walking down somewhere. It is difficult because it’s like living in a fairy tale. All the biggest celebrities whom you have adored and been a fan of are in front of you. I was feeling like Alice in Wonderland. I mean I never thought I will meet Mick Jagger.” When asked what was the conversation between her and Mick, Freida says, “I didn’t say anything, see this is the thing, I don’t know what to say. I just get very nervous and kind of retreat into my shell. I just said I love your music and that’s about it and I went.” Better luck next time, Freida.

Simi Selects India’s Most Desirable airs Sundays at 10pm on Star World