Freida Pinto's Secret Project

MissMalini , 08 Mar 2009
Frieda Pinto
Frieda Pinto

Freida Pinto is possibly the luckiest girl in the world (and I think she knows it.)

She was recently spotted on a flight back to Mumbai clutching a folder with her name on it and thoroughly embarrassed to have appeared to be “advertising” when a co passenger (who all the while was wondering where he’d seen her before) spotted and commented on it!

But here’s the scoop, everybody knows she’s been cast in Woody Allen’s next film set in London. (Other cast members include Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, and Naomi Watts) but she secretly revealed that she was going to be in a new project to be made well before the Woody Allen flick (which is so very hush hush) for which she has to rustle up an American accent. Unfortunately from what I hear so far she’s got a long way to go before she cracks that one but perhaps she has enough goodwill (and eye candy power) as the lovely Latika in this year’s Oscar darling Slumdog Millionaire that we’ll forgive her. Just as we forgave Dev Patel for his ridiculous (and very labored) Brit-Indian accent which made him just a tad unbelievable as “Jamal the chai walla” (aka tea boy.)

Besides the co-passenger in question did mention several times how very very cute she was and how sweetily she chatted away happily through the whole flight. Awww.

Didjya Know?
Freida Pinto was born in Mumbai to Sylvia Pinto, a principal of St. John’s Universal High School (Goregaon), and Frederick Pinto, a senior branch manager at the Bank of Baroda. Freida Pinto’s father is from Neerude and mother from Derebail, both towns in Mangalore.[1] Her elder sister Sharon Pinto is an associate producer on the NDTV news channel. [2]

Freida was student of Carmel of St. Joseph School in Malad and an Arts degree from Xaviers college, Mumbai  She currently lives in Malad , a suburb of Mumbai.

Freida Pinto met Rohan Antao while attending St Xavier’s College in Mumbai. The two began dating and got engaged in 2008, but Pinto called off the engagement in January 2009.

Reports have recently surfaced saying Pinto and Antao had secretly wed in 2007 and have now been separated. Rohan’s probably kicking himself now eh?

Freida has revealed several times, including a appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Lenoon February 19, 2009, that she has had a mad crush on Leonardo DiCaprio ever since she was in 8th grade school after seeing Titanic.

She is also trained in different forms of Indian classical dance as well as Salsa

Before starring in Slumdog Millionaire, Freida anchored the international travel show, Full Circle on Zee International Asia Pacific in English between 2006-08. Pinto was also featured in several television and print advertisements for products such as Wrigley’s Chewing Gum, Škoda, Hutch, Airtel, and DeBeers. Pinto modeled for ten years and appeared in runway shows and magazine covers.

She learned acting from The Barry John’s Acting Studio in Andheri and was trained by his mentor Barry John. After six months of auditions, she received a call to audition for Slumdog Millionaire. Frieda Pinto auditioned for Danny Boyle and was short-listed and finally selected to star in Slumdog Millionaire.

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