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2 months ago
Freida Pinto filming 'Guerrilla' in London

London, Aug 12 (IANS) US-based Indian actress Freida Pinto, who will be starring in John Ridley's six-part limited TV series Guerrilla, has started filming for it here. The show, which will also feature actor Idris Elba, is based on black activism in London in the 1970s. I'm thrilled to be working with an artiste like John Ridley who has written these compelling scripts filled wi...

3 months ago
Sharmila Tagore, Deepa Mehta among Oscar Academy's new members

Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS) Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto and director Deepa Mehta feature among Indian-origin film personalities invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be part of its new class of members. The Academy invited a record 683 new members -- 46 per cent female and 41 per cent persons of colour -- as it aims to di...

3 months ago
Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto promote girls' education

Rabat, June 30 (IANS) Actors Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto joined US First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia in Morocco as part of their tour to promote the 'Let Girls Learn' initiative, which is aimed at helping young girls around the world get a quality education. After Michelle announced that the 'Let Girls Learn' initiative would be extended to Morocco, she, Stree...

3 months ago
Anil Kapoor open to work in Pakistani TV, films

Madrid, June 26 (IANS) Actor-producer Anil Kapoor, who has tasted success in Hollywood as well, says he is open to do films and TV shows in Pakistan too as sharing love makes any industry better. Everyone should work together. I wish to work in Pakistani films and TV shows. Sharing love and appreciation make any industry grow, he told media at the IIFA Awards green carpet here on Saturda...

3 months ago
There's resurgence of strong women characters in Bollywood: Freida

Madrid, June 25 (IANS) US-based Indian actor Freida Pinto, who found fame with the Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire, says strong female characters are more important than female stars taking place of leads in films. She is glad the concept is re-emerging in Indian cinema. There is a common thread that ties Freida's films like Slumdog Millionaire, Miral or Trishna together and that is th...

3 months ago
The more real our cinema, the better it is: Anil Kapoor

Madrid, June 25 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Anil Kapoor believes in the treasure trove of stories that India has to tell, and feels the more filmmakers pick tales that are in touch with reality, the better will be their reach across the world. During a tete-a-tete with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and US-based Indian actress Freida Pinto at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) extravagan...

3 months ago
Don't feel like resting on words like celebrity, superstar: Freida Pinto

Madrid, June 25 (IANS) The US-based Indian actor Freida Pinto, who found fame with the Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire and is set to receive International icon award at the ongoing 17th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), says that she is privileged when people consider her as icon but she that she doesn't believe in giving importance to terns like celebrity and superstar as fo...

3 months ago
Celebrities must be responsible in words and actions, says Freida Pinto

Madrid, June 24 (IANS) Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto, who is here for the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) celebrations, says celebrities must be responsible in their words and actions. In the wake of Salman Khan's raped woman comment, Freida was asked to comment on whether stars need to be more responsible. Without taking any names, she said: A lot. I think it's ...

3 months ago
Freida Pinto to receive International Icon award at IIFA

Madrid, June 22 (IANS) Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto will make her debut at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) gala in Madrid. The US-based Indian actress will be honoured with International Icon award at the 17th edition of the gala, which will begin on Thursday. IIFA -- often known as Bollywood's Oscars -- is held every year to honour the best of Hindi cinema. A sourc...

4 months ago
Jacqueline stars in remake of Spice Girls' song for campaign

Cannes June 20 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has starred in the video remake of former British girl band Spice Girls' song Wannabe for Global Goals campaign to tell world leaders what girls and women want in 2016. In September 2016, world leaders will mark the first anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals. These Global Goals aim to end poverty, fix climate ...

4 months ago
Freida joins forces with Michelle Obama

Washington, June 16 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto has joined hands with the First Lady of the US Michelle Obama for Let Girls Learn -- a government initiative aimed at helping girls obtain quality education. Freida, along with Michelle Obama, her daughters Sasha and Malia, their grandmother Marian Robinson - will travel to Liberia, Morocco and Spain at the end of June and early July as par...

4 months ago
Banks, Witherspoon win Glamour Women of Year Awards

London, June 9 (IANS) Hollywood celebrities Elizabeth Banks, Gemma Arterton and Reese Witherspoon were among the winners at the 2016 Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Banks earned the Filmmaker of the Year Award at the ceremony at Berkeley Square Gardens here on Wednesday and she paid a tribute to her mother in her acceptance speech, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I want to thank my...

5 months ago
Diversity not all about skin colour, ethnicity: Freida Pinto

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) For Freida Pinto, diversity is not about being black or brown or isn't just confined to what one sees on camera but is what goes behind it. The US-based Indian actress, who found fame with the Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire, says unless the debate on diversity extends beyond skin colour, it is pointless and redundant. From veteran actors like Shashi Kapoor, Ka...

5 months ago
We Do It Together is way to tackle gender gap: Freida Pinto

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Freida Pinto is attending the ongoing Cannes Film Festival with a purpose in mind -- women empowerment in showbiz. The US-based Indian actress says the non-profit production company called We Do It Together is the answer to the 'gender and pay gap' buzz, adding that the campaign is a 'doer not a talker'. It is not a corporate annual fund, so money doesn't necessa...

5 months ago
Freida Pinto to promote women empowerment at Cannes

Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) US-based Indian actress Freida Pinto will reportedly attend the upcoming 69th Cannes International Film Festival to launch the first project of non-profit production company called We Do It Together, which focuses on women empowerment in the entertainment industry. Freida is one of the members of the advisory board which also includes stars like Jessica Chastain, Jul...

6 months ago
Today, roles not restricted to ethnicity: Freida Pinto

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Gone are the days when actors from different nationalities were restricted to playing roles based on their ethnicity, feels US-based Indian actress Freida Pinto. She also says that nobody is tagged as an 'American', 'British' or 'Indian' in the current film scenario worldwide. The 31-year-old, who started her career in films with Slumdog Millionaire in 2008, sa...

6 months ago
Freida Pinto enjoys night out with beau

Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto was spotted enjoying a dinner date with her beau and professional polo player Ronnie Barcardi in West Hollywood here. Freida and Barcardi were clicked enjoying a low-key date night at the Nice Guy Club in West Hollywood here on Friday. The couple kept a low profile as they exited the eatery, reports dailymail.co.uk.

7 months ago
No inhibitions in shooting without script: Freida Pinto

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) She didn't have a script to memorise dialogues from when she had to shoot with Hollywood's The Dark Knight Christian Bale in Terrence Malick's film Knight of Cups. But that didn't faze her at all, says Indian actress Freida Pinto. The actress, who found acclaim in the West after Slumdog Millionaire, has no fear of working without scripts, as she says it can get...

7 months ago
Life comes full circle with 'Jungle Book...': Freida Pinto

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) With her childhood memories attached to Rudyard Kipling's timeless classic, actress Freida Pinto, who found popularity in the West post Slumdog Millionaire, is excited to be a part of Jungle Book: Origins. She says her life has come full circle with the Hollywood project. Freida is voicing Mowgli's adoptive mother in the Warner Brothers' motion capture live-ac...

7 months ago
Freida Pinto to play mother in 'Jungle Book: Origins'

Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto says she is portraying Mowgli's adoptive mother in Jungle Book: Origins. In an interview with etonline.com, the Indian actress opened up about her upcoming role in Warner Brothers' motion capture live-action adventure adaptation of The Jungle Book, based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling. I play Mowgli's adoptive mother, so I'm very,...

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