Freida Pinto’s love for ‘Sholay’ on show

Wed, August 24, 2011 11:00am IST by
Freida Pinto’s love for ‘Sholay’ on show

The actor who is still known as Latika to many has an eye on Bollywood, even though B-town gave her the cold shoulder…

Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto is going that extra mile these days to express her so-called ‘inherent’ love for Bollywood. Usually when she is asked about her favourite movie, without thinking twice the actor names Sholay as one she can watch any time of the day. Now this really looks like the actress is trying to drum up offers back home by portraying her love for Bollywood. But excess love can be detrimental to your career, Frieda, and the evidence is there for all to see. And our gal landed in a soup for just this. An intelligent journo twisted the question a bit and asked her who wrote Sholay. A clueless Frieda could have gracefully accepted that she doesn’t know the answer, but she instead preferred making a fool of herself. According to her it isn’t Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar who burnt midnight oil and wrote the story for the cult film. Very confidently, she replied to the question with: “JP Dutta” and then held her breath when she realised it was the wrong answer. “This could land me in trouble, isn’t it?” she wanted to know. Well, now that you have learnt your lesson, Frieda, you may want to be a little more careful before playing the self-promotion game. And if we had to modify a dialogue from your favourite film, we would say, “Iss media ke saamne kuch mat bolna, Basanti…errr…Freida.”Subscribe to me on YouTube


  • Debbie

    Sorry she should have been given the benefit of doubt, as I hardly know who and what wrote the films which I prefer.
    What I think is happening is that bollywood ‘Elitists’ cannot accept the fact that a girl next door is much more famous than they ever will be and is starring and acting in legit Hollywood movies (Miral, recent Hollywood blockbuster’Rise of Planet of the Apes, yet to be released, ‘Immortals’ etc) unlike our previous actresses (Aishwariya Rai, Mallika Sherawat) etc who claimed to be in legit Hollywood films only to come up with duds.
    Be proud and happy for this chick who is the ONlY Indian actor (sorry SRK) making waves in the west.