After dissing it, now Freida loves Bollywood

'Slumdog' actress says Sholay and DDLJ are her favourites

Sounds like Freida Pinto wants to do a Bollywood film.

The Indian actress, who is the toast of Hollywood after the success of the Oscar-winning British film “Slumdog Millionaire”, says she is game for a Hindi movie if a good one comes along.

Pinto surprised fans recently when she said she did not want to do "mindless" Bollywood films – but she has now said she was misquoted and that she "loves" the song and dance Bollywood is famous for.

"I never said that I don't want to be a part of Bollywood. Media put me in a tight spot by misquoting me. I absolutely love Bollywood films. 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' and 'Sholay' are my favourite films," the 26-year-old said, while promoting the Woody Allen film “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
Pinto stars alongside Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Gemma Jones and Naomi Watts in the movie.

"I was very troubled by the character that I played. I think it is easy to look at her outward appearance and the way Woody has shot her is very beautiful, making her very mysterious. But she is not a stranger to the plot," said Pinto.

She also denied reports that quoted her as saying Bollywood treats actresses like mere eye candy. "I never said that Bollywood treats women like dolls. I never said I don't want to be in Bollywood. I would love to be part of a Hindi film if I love the script and feel that I am required for the role I would be happy to do it," the PTI news agency quoted her as saying.

 

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