"I have no problem working in Hindi language films. In fact, I worked in a half Marwari film Trishna when I couldn't even speak the language. I had to learn it," she said. The thing is not that who is in the film. It's the story which is important for me," Freida Pinto said. Freida was recently speaking at an event where Google unveiled virtual exhibits -- "Women in India: Unheard stories"
"I feel 1990s had a slight lack of (strong) female characters. I see resurgence of it now. Acceptance from audience makes it easier to make change at grassroots level. Definitely the change is happening," said Freida Pinto
In a short span of her career in the entertainment industry, Freida has carved a niche of her own in world cinema through her roles in films like Slumdog Millionaire,Miral, Day of the Falcon
Other members are director Hany Abu-Assad, actress Zhang Ziyi, director Amma Asante, director Marielle Heller, director Katia Lund, director Malgorzata Szumowska, actress Alysia Reiner, National Humanities Medal honoree Henry Louis Gates and director Haifaa Al-Mansour
Freida Pinto, who has also done films like Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Immortals and is also doing her bit for the society by associating with social initiatives like Girl Rising campaigns, and shares that working with a director like Terrence was "an absolutely fantastic experience"
"It's going to be a while for The Jungle Book. It will release in 2017. I am pretty excited about it because we all used to watch it on Doordarshan every Sunday. We loved watching it. Life kind of becomes full circle to participate in a project like that," said Freida Pinto
For the Film Independent Spirit Awards, Cate Blanchett's Carol scored the maximum number of nominations, a total of six, which includes Best Feature against Spotlight, Beasts of No Nation, Anomalisa and Tangerine. The ceremony will be held on February 27 in Santa Monica
The Coldplay frontman and actress Freida Pinto met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 2 in New Delhi as part of a delegation from the Global Poverty Project
But the script did travel to other actresses, including Freida Pinto, before it finally came back to Anushka
Actress Freida Pinto says that once she did a film in which she couldn't get the same satisfaction that she drew from her earlier films
Showcasing international brands is actress Sonam Kapoor's everyday style statement -- but promoting desi designers and Indian elements is the motto for the young and stylish actress whenever she makes an appearance at foreign venues.
After Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor and Freida Pinto, actress Katrina Kaif is the fourth Indian to join the list of spokespersons of global beauty brand L'Oreal Paris.