I want longevity in my career: Freida Pinto

  • Robin Bansal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Nov 13, 2011 00:20 IST
  • Freida Pinto

    Freida Pinto has carved a distinct identity for herself with a right mix of movies. She shot to fame with Academy award winning Slumdog Millionaire ...

  • Freida

    A 3D action adventure film, Immortals is directed by Tarsem Singh. Along with Freida the film stars Henry Cavill and Mickey Rourke

  • The film was previously named Dawn of War and War of the Gods before being officially named Immortals.

  • Freida Pinto is also the spokesmodel for L'Oréal.

  • Freida Pinto was also figured in Top 99 Most Desirable Women poll conducted by Askmen.com in 2010.

  • Freida Pinto is featured in People magazine's Most Beautiful People List, and List of World's Best Dressed Women.

  • Freida has also worked in films You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010), Miral (2010), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011).

  • Freida Pinto hogged newsprint for an ad where her skintone was allegedly lightened.

  • Freida won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for Slumdog Millionaire.

  • Freida Pinto shot to fame with Slumdog Millionaire where she played the role of Latika.

There may be buzz that Slumdog girl Freida Pinto has moved in with boyfriend Dev Patel into a $1.5mn (Rs 7cr) home in Los Angeles, but she denies the reports and says it’s only work on her mind for now. With Dev, she maintains, “It’s the same as it was yesterday.”

The 27-year-old, whose film Immortals opened on Friday, says, “I want longevity in my career … it doesn’t really matter if it’s an eight minute or an hour-long role … You are not always on top of the mountain in this business and that’s part of the job. But striving to always be the best and more importantly to get better with every experience is what I am doing.”

Luckily enough, she adds she’s had a “great balance” in her career. “It’s a whirlwind ride ... it’s amazing what has happened so far.”

Pinto first met the India-born director of Immortals — Tarsem Singh — in November 2009 in Los Angeles. She was already a big fan of two of his movies, The Fall (2006) and The Cell (2000), and when he told her he wanted to make a film like the Caravaggio paintings, she was excited. “I knew if there was one person who could give me a different look, it would be Tarsem,” she says.

Ask her how has the actor given back to the country and she says, “I believe any contribution you do, of any kind, can never be compared to what your country has done for you. I have miles to go before I can answer that question and I’m working hard every day.”


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