The success of "Slumdog Millionaire" has made international stars of the film's lead pair, Dev Patel and Freida Pinto (pictured above).
Not known before the film made it big, suddenly there's a curiosity for information about them.
Ahead of the film's release in India on January 23, Freida, more than Dev, is regularly being written about in the gossip columns.
Before being selected for her debut film "Slumdog Millionaire", the Mumbai born Mangalorean Catholic was a model, with several print and TV ads to her credit. She has even hosted a travel show on TV.
She recently said in an interview that she has been dreaming of becoming an actress since the age on five. She also revealed that she did get a Bollywood movie, but because the sleazy filmmaker asked her to strip for a scene, which he didn't even intend using in the movie, she opted out of it.
On the personal front, it has been reported that while she was living in Mumbai she was engaged to somebody from Bangalore. However, she is said to have called the engagement off once "Slumdog Millionaire" became successful and Freida made it to the prestigious film festivals and award ceremonies.
Now she just wants to concentrate on her acting career, and no, Bollywood is not on her list. The 24-year-old actress wants to concentrate only on Hollywood.
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