Frieda Pinto may be popular abroad but the actress claims she is virtually unknown in India. “I have done no film in India so it is very hard for people to accept me as an actress. They don’t really know who I am or they probably don’t take me too seriously,” she told the New York Times in a recent interview. The actress received international acclaim with her performance in Slumdog Millionaire which was a hit abroad but failed to create waves in India. While the actress is now working in international cinema, she has yet to receive any offers from India.
“I haven’t been directly approached to do a Bollywood film. After Slumdog Millionaire I was given scripts to read but was not directly approached. I don’t think I fit the bill,” she claimed. The actress believes that she has not been accepted by her own country but by Hollywood more so. “They definitely have accepted me much more willingly than in India. I am not famous in India. I don’t get chased around,” she believes.
Pinto will next be seen in Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger and The Rise Of Apes, both of which are Hollywood films.