Actor Freida Pinto, 26 has spoken out against her Slumdog Millionaire co-star Anil Kapoor, 51, for disclosing her relationship with actor Dev Patel before the couple was ready to tell all. In a soon to be aired episode of Simi Selects India’s Most Desirable, Pinto says that Kapoor “should have given them some time.”
Opening up about Kapoor’s statement two years later, Pinto says, "If at all it happened while the film was being made, we were not aware of it, or rather didn’t want to address it. Because you don’t know whether it’s the film doing it or whether it’s the real people that we are that is creating the magic, so we didn’t talk about it, we had these code words to describe in complete profundity what we are feeling, like we’d give each other hints and not say ‘I am developing feelings for you.’ If Anil Kapoor witnessed this when we were experiencing it, he is a genius because sometimes it’s better that the third person sees it. But he shouldn’t have said it before we said it. He should have given us some time."
In 2009, Anil Kapoor, on Ryan Seacrest’s morning show, revealed that Pinto was seeing Patel. “When I meet them I feel there’s something happening. [I think] this is the beginning of something exciting,” he had said.
She adds, “I am at this red carpet and he is suddenly talking to Ryan Seacrest and saying things that are embarrassing me and I was like, what is happening, where do I look!”