Freida Pinto took New York City by storm with the glamorous red carpet premiere of her new film Trishna which releases on July 13 at the IFC Center and Lincoln Plaza in New York and The Landmark in Los Angeles. Directed by Michael Winterbottom and co-starring Riz Ahmed, the Rajasthan-set drama won acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival and now releases in theaters. On July 20, it will release in additional U.S. cities including San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, San Diego, and Washington D.C.
Based on Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Tess of the D’Ubervilles, master filmmaker Michael Winterbottom’s newest film Trishna stars Freida Pinto in the title role. Trishna lives with her family in a village in Rajasthan, India’s largest state. As the eldest daughter, she works in a nearby resort to help pay the bills. Jay (Riz Ahmed, FOUR LIONS) is the wealthy son of a property developer. When he takes up managing a resort at his father’s request, he meets Trishna at a dance and their fates cross. Jay finds every opportunity to win Trishna’s affection and she accepts his efforts with shy curiosity. But when the two move to Mumbai and become a couple, Jay’s deep family bond threatens the young lovers’ bliss. Shot with Winterbottom’s agile camera, TRISHNA is a powerful look at the tension between ancient privilege and modern equality, between codes of urban and rural life and ultimately a hymn to both the glory and the tragedy that comes with beauty in all forms.
The popular actress was invited to appear on the hit talk show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon where she spoke about the meaning of her name, what she did for the 4th of July holiday, and what her dad thinks about her films.
Frieda Pinto also visited the top morning news program The Today Show for a live interview with Matt Lauer and his team.
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