Indian media is cruel

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    Freida Pinto poses during a photocall to promote movie Desert Dancer at the 65th Cannes film festival on May 18 (AFP photo).

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    Freida Pinto flaunts her flat stomach. (AP photo)

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    The 27-year-old poses with her co-star Reece Ritchie and the film’s director Afshin Ghaffarin. (Reuters photo)

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    Freida Pinto's attire doesn't do much for her! (AFP photo)

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    Freida Pinto and Jane Fonda at Cannes.

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    Freida flaunts her very toned legs in her Versace dress.

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    Freida Pinto is all smiles on Day 2 of the 65th Cannes Film Festival at the premiere of Rust & Bone (De Rouille et D'Os). ...

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    The leggy beauty is wearing a fluorescent green Atelier Versace gown with a long slit.

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    Though the colour doesn't do much for her, Freida walks the red carpet with grace!

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    Freida Pinto strikes a pose with Jane Fonda at the Rust & Bone (De Rouille et D’os) premiere.

Actor Freida Pinto, while talking to The Daily Telegraph, called Indian media ‘cruel’, and said she’s not taken seriously as an actor here.

“I’ve realised they’re cruel about everyone. They love to hate and make other people hate as well, which is sad as most of the stories are untrue or misconstrued,” said Freida, 27, recalling being mocked for her accent, and calling Mumbai by its original name.

In the interview, Freida also admitted that fame was “almost too much” for her after filming 2008 smash hit movie Slumdog Millionaire, and she felt her co-star and boyfriend Dev Patel was the only person who “truly understood” what she was going through.

“If I needed to talk to someone about what happened, he was the only one who knew what was going on. It was nice to have those moments and that experience together,” she told the magazine.

She may not get a meaty role in a Bollywood film, but Freida's fans will see her soon in two Hollywood flicks soon. She will be seen portraying the character of an Iranian woman in Black Gold and an Indian woman in Trishna.

 

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