What does Freida Pinto consider while signing films?
The Slumdog Millionaire actress talks about female characters, films and her new production venture
There is a recurring pattern in actress Freida Pinto‘s films and that is the presence of strong female characters. The Hollywood-based Indian actress says it’s the first thing that she considers while choosing films.
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Priyanka Chopra and Freida Pinto come together for girls’ education – view pics!
The two actresses launched a campaign for the education of girls
Story telling is one of the most important mediums to evoke a sense of responsibility towards the society. Keeping this thought in mind, Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education, is set to engage kids through films. The intiative made its entry in India here Saturday (November 29). Click here to read more
Sunil Bohra on Bohra Bros: Mission is to touch four figure mark with Mastram!
Bohra Bros is credited with around 140 films, including national award-winning projects like Chittagong and Shahid. Now Sunil Bohra, whose latest offering is Mastram, is on a mission to touch the four-figure mark, keeping the brand’s philosophy of making films with honesty, intact
“Starting from my grandfather late Ram Bohra to my father Surendra Bohra and finally trickling down to me, we have made about 140 films so far. Click here to read more
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
Sunny Leone to host South Asian Rising Star Film Awards in New York
The Jism 2 babe is all set to rock the awards ceremony on October 23 with her ‘exceptional’ talent
We wonder what it is about Sunny Leone that makes her the perfect person to host the first ever South Asian Rising Star Film Awards to be held in New York on October 23. The porn star-turned-Bollywood sensation doesn’t quite have the gift of the gab, not that we know of, at least. Click here to read more
Freida Pinto doesn’t want India to see her sex scenes in Trishna!
The Slumdog Millionaire actor is apprehensive of showing her wild love making scenes with actor Riz Ahmed to her fans in the home country
Frieda Pinto is nervous these days. The dusky beauty, who became the face of Indian cinema on the international map after her Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, is facing a strange dilemma. Click here to read more
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
Anurag Kashyap’s film ‘Michael’ to open London Asian Film Festival
Abhishek Bachchan will inaugurate the festival and Sanjay Leela Bhansali will be awarded
The 14th London Asian Film Festival will be held from March 16 to 24, 2012, and Anurag Kashyap’s production Michael starring Naseeruddin Shah and Mahie Gill will kick off the fest on the opening night. Bollywood veteran Shah plays the main role of police officer Michael who inadvertently kills a 12-year-old boy during a shootout. Guilty, he turns into depression and loses his job. But to take care of his own son, he joins the Bollywood DVD piracy trade. The twist comes when Michael begins to get calls from the father of the boy he killed, threatening to do away with Michael’s son. 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
Anurag Kashyap all over Cannes film festival 2012
His directorial, Gangs of Wasseypur, has been selected for the Directors’ Fortnight and his production, Peddlers, will be a part of the Cannes Critics Week
When it rains, it pours. And Anurag Kashyap is all set to reign over the prestigious Cannes film festival this May. His latest film as director, Gangs of Wasseypur, an epic tale of generational feud set against the backdrop of northern India’s coal-stained badlands, has been selected for the Directors’ Fortnight strand of the festival. The film stars Manoj Bajpayee and the new Irrfan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Anurag will also be thrilled that Peddlers, a film that’s a searing look at the new Mumbai of today, has been chosen for Cannes Critics Week. It is produced by Anurag’s company and is directed by Vasan Bala, who assisted him on Gulaal and Dev.D and was associate director on Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna. Up and comers Gulshan Deviah (Hate Story), Kriti Malhotra (Dhobi Ghat) and director-turned-actor Nishikant Kamat (404) star. 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 shows off her raunchy side!
The girl with the slender frame seems to be at the crest of a wave currently. With a range of Hollywood projects on her plate, Ms Pinto now also has exotic pictures in international glossy Esquire to boast about
Looks like the simple chick from Slumdog Millionaire has transformed into a gorgeous bombshell, the mere evidence being her recent photographs shot for UK-based magazine Esquire. Freida Pinto seems extremely comfortable in her own skin unlike our hoity-toity B-town starlets who create a huge fuss about donning a two-piece. Sporting nothing but a vest and underwear, Freida’s pictures have been very aesthetically captured. It looks like an interesting shoot, reflecting Freida’s coquettish side in a fashionable way. Right from flaunting a wet look to striking a teasing pose, Ms Pinto is at her seductive best. No doubt this is an absolute visual treat for the guys, but what we are really curious about is beau Dev Patel’s reaction after seeing this delectable magazine cover. Click here to read more
Kalki Koechlin: ‘Dabangg’ is one of my fave films
The actor-writer says entertainment and morals cannot be mixed in a film
Known for her unconventional choice of scripts, Kalki Koechlin says it’s time Bollywood filmmakers sat back and got the idea of commercial cinema right. The actor, who also supports bold portrayal of women on the big screen, says filmmakers should avoid mixing entertainment with a moral story. “I find that a lot of times what’s wrong with commercial cinema is not the subject, but how when people are making an action film they end up putting gyaan in it. It’s not going to work,” Kalki, 28, said in an interview. Click here to read more
Why is Kalki Koechlin surprised?
Getting married to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has opened many doors for the Shaitan actor. She even made a cameo in an international film which has Freida Pinto in the lead
In Bollywood it always helps if you are well-connected with people who have some clout. Being the wife of a hot-shot filmmaker who has also turned producer is definitely a dream come true. After doing three films with her hubby, Kalki Koechlin has also got the opportunity to make a cameo in Michael Winterbottom’s Freida Pinto-starrer Trishna, which is being co-produced by Anurag. 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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