The Slumdog Millionaire star embarked on a trip to the rundown areas with a non-governmental organization (NGO) recently, but none of the residents recognized her from the movie and surrounded her boyfriend and co-star Dev Patel instead.
"People in the city recognise me as the girl from Slumdog Millionaire, and inevitably they stare. But when I visited the slums with an NGO, nobody recognised me at all. I didn't mind," the Daily Express quoted Pinto as telling the Sunday Times Magazine.
"As for Dev, they hounded him, calling him crorepati, which means millionaire," she added.