Slumdog Millionaire star Frieda Pinto who has been romantically linked to her co-star Dev Patel says he is a great guy but stops short of admitting their relationship.
Dev's mother recently confirmed that Pinto-Patel who play childhood sweethearts in Danny Boyle's Mumbai potboiler are dating each other.
Pinto who is shooting for Israeli film Miral in Tel Aviv was pictured cozying-up to Patel during a lunch date.
But the 24-year-old star still calls Dev as her co-star, Daily Mail online reported.
"One thing I have found difficult is the lack of privacy. I'm constantly asked if Dev and I are in a relationship, and I don't know what to say," Pinto said.
"He's a really, really, great guy, and I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful co-star. He's adorable, and a good friend. He always will be," the actress added.
The star was earlier engaged to actor Rohan Antao but broke-up after finding success.
"I was engaged to actor Rohan Antao, but we broke up at the end of last year. Things happen and you have to learn to deal with them," Pinto said.