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Did ‘Trishna’ director make life difficult for Freida Pinto?
Hollywood’s ‘exotic Indian beauty’ Freida Pinto talks about the challenges while shooting for her latest release, Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna
Freida Pinto, who became an overnight celebrity after the multiple-Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire, views her new film Trishna as a “very beautiful and yet tragic” tale of a village girl torn between her traditional upbringing and the dreams of a girl from modern India. Click here to read more
TRISHNA trailer: Freida Pinto in Anurag Kashyap’s film
Watch the trailer of the film directed by Michael Winterbottom
Written and directed by British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom, (best known for the Angelina Jolie-Irrfan Khan-starrer A Mighty Heart), this film is based on the 1891 novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. 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’s ‘Trishna’ named after south Mumbai restaurant!
The name of the Slumdog Millionaire actor’s latest film is not inspired from an old Shashi Kapoor-Rakhee-Sanjeev Kumar starrer, as reported
If you thought only Bollywood folks had strange ways of coming up with titles for their films, think again! UK-based filmmaker Michael Winterbottom who has directed Freida Pinto in Trishna, was inspired by something Indian. Click here to read more