Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto wants to be known for her acting skills, rather than “ just a pretty face”.
In an interview to Hello! magazine, the 24-year-old Mumbai girl said she is determined not to be typecast on account of her looks, and is eager to play challenging roles.
"I don't want to be known as just a pretty face. I loved Charlize Theron in Monster. I want to play parts that are challenging and inspiring," the Telegraph quoted her as saying.
"Slumdog is about destiny, and my personal journey through this film has made me realise the power of destiny.
“Planning doesn't hurt, but it's wonderful to know that sometimes life has bigger plans for you than you had for yourself," she added.
Pinto also revealed that she cried the first time she watched the critically acclaimed film.
"I cried the first time I watched it. It's a very grounded film. I can honestly say it communicates the pulse of this vibrant city,” she said.
“Danny has done away with the cliches and shows India developing at a rapid pace.
“The way Mumbai doesn''t try to hide its highs or its lows is a vital part of its character. The poor and rich live among each other, and its slums are as much part of it as the beautiful structures that adorn it," she added.