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Dev Patel is not engaged to Frieda Pinto

Published: Friday, July 2, 2010, 14:15 [IST]

British film and television actor Dev Patel, who became popular after playing the role of Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle"s Slumdog Millionaire, has cleared the air for everyone, by announcing that he is not engaged to his longtime girlfriend Freida Pinto. The actor had to declare the fact as his mother got upset after reading about his engagement to Frieda. Dev had to explain to his mother that the reports were incorrect.

Patel said, “I had to say that nothing has happened, everything is fine and I am here just for shooting a movie." He added, “Sometimes my mom goes to work and is required to answer why it has been reported that Dev is engaged and has a wedding ring and she has to explain that this is not true."

Dev has been dating Frieda since the time of the Slumdog Millionaire in 2008, when they met on the sets. On this, the 20 year old actor said, “I get lots of inspiration and support from Frieda. She is amazing as a friend." Well, if Dev also prefers to say 'just friends" like any other celebrity, then who knows what will be the future of this relation!

Topics: dev patel, danny boyle, freida pinto, anil kapoor
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