Freida Pinto dismisses Bond rumours

Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto has shunned all the reports saying that she will be seen in the next James Bond flick. Talking to a TV channel, she said she is no Bond girl and neither has she appeared in any screen test. But she said that these rumours are flattering.

india Updated: Mar 14, 2009 21:15 IST

Freida Pinto who has become an international celebrity post her successful debut in Slumdog Millionaire, has shot down reports that touted her as the next Bond girl.

The 24-year-old Indian actress told a TV channel in Mumbai that she has not given the screen test for the next Bond flick as was reported by tabloids earlier.

The Mumbai native added said that she is no Bond girl but was flattered by the rumours.

The story that was first reported by British tabloids said that the actress had given a screen test and was a favourite of executive producer Barbara Broccoli.

The reports also suggested that the dusky beauty was first spotted by Bond producers during the casting of Quantum of Solace, but was considered too young at that time.

"Freida came to the attention of the Bond team when they were casting Quantum of Solace. She was too young at the time to have a part as a love interest for a secret agent. But she has blossomed into an incredibly stunning young woman and would look perfect on Daniel Craig's arm," a source was quoted as saying.

Earlier there were reports that Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle will direct the next 007 film, but the Academy winning director had dismissed them as false.

First Published: Mar 14, 2009 18:05 IST