With her impressive debut performance as Latika in Slumdog Millionaire, she got, accolades, awards, applauds and recognition, as one of India’s biggest artist on the global map. A little known model from the suburbs of Mumbai her rise was much like her film “Rise of the planet of the apes”, to the proverbial big league player, competing with the big boys of cinema. The girl with a humble upbringing, dreamt big, but was baffled at the magnitude and speed at which it unfolded.
Destiny’s poster child, her transformation was so fast from complete anonymity to one of the newborn queens of Western cinema, that the world had no choice but to sit up and take notice! Whether it be block-busters such as “The rise of the planet of the Apes”, or be it working with renowned directors such as Woody Allen in “You will meet a tall dark stranger”, her body of work show how this young girl has created a niche for herself in Hollywood.
The success of Slumdog Millionaire was merely a means to an end for the ambitious and intelligent Freida Pinto. She realised that it was this very success of the film that required the biggest plan of action to come into play and it is this moment in Freida’s life that defined where she is today. Her star status is huge and her fans are all over the globe, but her heart lies right here in Mumbai, which is her home and with boyfriend Dev Patel.
Watch Freida Pinto on India’s Glam Diva, on Sunday, March 11, at 10 pm on BIG CBS Love.