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Freida Pinto says she's had her share of 'down moments'

February 25, 2012 - London

Freida Pinto admits that it's not all smooth sailing for her in the world of showbiz and she isn't always up to the fame game.

Although she won fame four years ago in Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning 'Slumdog Millionaire', the actress has been criticised at every turn for her artistic choices.

She has played an Arab girl in Julian Schnabel's 'Miral' and a Greek priestess in Tarsem Singh's 'Immortals' but was accused of "selling out" to Hollywood when she acted in Woody Allen's 'You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger' and Rupert Wyatt's blockbuster 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'.

Despite working with the Indian director Singh and playing Indian girls in both 'Slumdog Millionaire' and Michael Winterbottom's 'Trishna', Pinto apparently still doesn't qualify for Bollywood status.

Anxious to correct that perception, in November she hosted a private dinner for Bollywood directors in Mumbai at which guests included the influential film-makers Vishal Bhardwaj, Abbas Tyrewala and Anubhav Sinha.

"I do go through a lot of down moments. I have plenty of those," the Independent quoted her as saying.

"OK fine, poor girl, whatever! But I do have those moments and I think it's perfectly fine for me to have them. I have found a way of dealing with those moments and using them in film sometimes. Every experience is one for the diary," she said.


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