Freida Pinto, happy birthday!
The Slumdog Millioaire babe turns 29 today and with every passing year, the dusky beauty is getting sexier
Born on October 18, 1984, Freida Pinto caught the fancy of the western world, especially Americans with her debut film Slumdog Millionaire. The Academy Award wining movie gave Freida international limelight and incredible popularity. Click here to read more
Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Kal Penn: Hollywood is teeming with Indian faces
And if we go by what Shekhar Kapur says, the next Spider-Man could well be Asian
The fierce love-hate debates about Rockstar last week drowned out a milestone. On 11.11.11, an approximately US$130 million Hollywood movie directed by an Indian and starring an Indian actress in the lead role was released. Immortals, a fantasy about gods, mortals and mythical creatures, is directed by Tarsem Singh Dhandwar (a graduate of Bishop Cotton School and Hans Raj College) and features Mumbai gal Freida Pinto as the virgin oracle Phaedra. Sadly, the film was a clunker—American critic Roger Ebert started his review with the line, ‘Immortals is without doubt the best-looking awful movie you will ever see.’ But it underlined an important fact: Indians are finally arriving in Hollywood. Click here to read more
Freida Pinto signs a love story with a BAFTA-winning director
The India-born and brought up actor is slowly and steadily cementing her filmi career in the international space
Slumdog Millionaire babe Freida Pinto has grabbed a role in BAFTA winning documentary director Nick Broomfield’s The Catastrophist. Click here to read more
Freida Pinto’s ‘Trishna’ at IIFI
Hollywood-based Indian actor Freida Pinto-starrer Trishna will be screened Friday at the 42nd International Film Festival of Indian in Panaji. Trishna is about a woman whose life is destroyed by a combination of love and circumstances. Freida, along with director Michael Winterbottom, co-producers Anurag Kashyap and Sunil Bohra as well as composer Amit Trivedi, will attend the screening. The story is based on Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Set in contemporary Rajasthan, the film has Trishna (Freida) meeting a wealthy young British businessman Jay Singh (Riz Ahmed) who has come to India to work in his father’s hotel business. After an accident destroys her father’s jeep, Trishna goes to work for Jay, and they fall in love. But despite their feelings for each other, they cannot escape the conflicting pressures of a rural society which is changing rapidly through industrialisation, urbanisation and, above all, education. Trishna’s tragedy is that she is torn between the traditions of her family life and the dreams and ambitions that her education has given her. The film had its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and received rave reviews from critics. The film will have worldwide release in 2012. For the India release, it will be dubbed in eight languages.
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Freida Pinto on ‘Immortals’, Hollywood and Bollywood
The Slumdog Millionaire actor speaks about being a woman in showbiz, and about her films and directors
She plays a priestess with the power to see the future in Hollywood film Immortals and actor Freida Pinto says if she actually gets such powers, she would like to increase the longevity of her career as women don’t have a shelf life in filmdom. “If I had Phaedra’s powers and if I could look into the future, I think I would want longevity in my career. I say from the point of view that women as such do not have greater shelf life in this industry,” Freida said. However, there are a few exceptions, she says. “Some of them defy all odds like Helen Mirren or Meryl Streep, who can do exactly what a 20-year-old can do. So I think I would wish for that,” she added.
Directed by Tarsem Singh, the film Immortals starring Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke and Luke Evans is an epic tale of treachery, vengeance and destiny, and the actor is all praise for the director. “What is unique about this film is it is completely Tarsem’s take. He never puts you in a box tight room and wants you to repeat his vision word to word. He not only wants you to understand his vision but also bring in your own take to the film,” said Freida, who rose to fame with Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. Click here to read more