The ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ actress wants to spend time in Mumbai
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Freida Pinto may have spent 24 years of her life growing up in Mumbai but in the past few years, post the mind-boggling success of Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ the actress has hardly had a glimpse of the city. Freida hopes to change that this March by moving to Mumbai.
The 27-year-old Pinto spoke to a tabloid recently and said that she was in love with Mumbai and could never think of leaving it. Freida is planning a March trip for reasons other than just to meet her parents and sister who are settled in Mumbai. Apparently she is looking forward to promoting her upcoming movie ‘Trishna,’ directed by Michael Winterbottom (‘A Mighty Heart’) which also stars B’wood couple Kalki Kochelin and her director husband Anurag Kashyap.
When Freida was asked why she chose to stay away from B’wood projects the actress retorted that ‘B’wood film’ was just a tag and that movies made in B’wood were essentially Indian films. Similarly just because ‘Trishna’ was directed by an English man didn’t make it a Hollywood film. It was 100 per cent an Indian film based in Rajasthan.
The petite beauty, who starred in other H’wood projects such as ‘Black Gold’ with Antonio Banderas, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ and Woody Allen’s ‘You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger,’ said that she would love to work with Indian directors whose sensibility appealed to her. And guess who are the directors on her wish list - Vishal Bhardwaj (‘7 Khoon Maaf,’ ‘Kaminey’), Dibakar Banerjee (‘Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!’) and Anurag Kashyap who is interestingly also the co-producer of ‘Trishna’.