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I carry my life in suitcases: Freida Pinto

Says Slumdog Millionaire actor Freida Pinto, adds she considered giving up acting some time ago.

entertainment Updated: Nov 12, 2010 18:42 IST

Mumbai-born actress Freida Pinto, who shot to fame after starring in the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, says she doesn't have a permanent address and has been living out of three suitcases for the past two years.

She says, “I’d like to say I live somewhere, but right now I’m all over the world with my three suitcases that I’ve been carrying with me for two years. I just keep changing the clothes in the bags.”

She adds that she literally has no fixed address. "I call Mumbai my home, but I moved to London last year when I was doing the Woody Allen film and I loved that as my second home. I love New York as well."

Freida PintoDespite her lack of a permanent home, the 26-year-old would hate to return to her life as a struggling actress and admits she was close to quitting the profession before she got her big break. She says, "You always dream of something magical happening, and when it happens to you, it's almost difficult to accept that it actually happened. Even though I was lucky, I had a lot of struggles before that. I said I was going to give up everything at age 25 and get into event management because nothing was going for me. I used to have a lot of nervous breakdowns."

The 26-year-old star also bagged a role in Woody Allen’s film and will be seen opposite Spider Man star James Franco in Rise of Apes. She is currently dating her Slumdog Millionaire co-star Dev Patel.

First Published: Nov 12, 2010 13:18 IST