Freida Pinto is excited about her upcoming mini-series with Idris Elba.
"So proud of you, Dev! A fine example of what hard work, focus, humility and crazy amazing talent rewards one with. Long time coming, so well deserved," Freida wrote on Instagram
"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"
Sharmila Tagore served as the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) from 2004 to 2011. In 2005 Ms Tagore was chosen as an UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
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
Freida Pinto says that the non-profit production company called 'We Do It Together' is the answer to the 'pay gap' buzz, adding that the campaign is a 'doer not a talker'
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
"I play Mowgli's adoptive mother, so I'm very, very excited about it. I read The Jungle Book and watched the TV series in India growing up, and for me, to finally be part of the film that reminds me so much of my childhood is just amazing," said Freida, who has worked with worked with Andy Serkis in Rise of the Planet of the Apes
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
Freida Pinto and Dev Patel began dating in 2009 and announced their break up in 2014, after nearly six years of dating. The duo was on a panel together and mingled with guests. They also participated in the live auction helping raise money in the most successful Pratham Gala to date