It’s been just over a year since Freida Pinto dazzled us with the Oscar-conquering Slumdog Millionaire, but Mumbai girl Freida Pinto’s since capped that triumph with several others.
Freida Pinto’s completed a film with the legendary Woody Allen, one of the finest writers of female characters, and one for artist Julian Schnabel, a director greatly feted right now due to his recent masterpiece, The Diving Bell And The Butterfly.
Now, the girl frequently making it to top ten lists of Sexiest Women in US-based magazines has gone all the way. Pinto will star opposite Daniel Craig in the next James Bond movie, directed by Sam Mendes.
We’re all dazzled by this meteoric rise, yet most of us are flummoxed since she didn’t have much to do in her first film other than smile. Here’s my brief take on trying to make sense of this unprecedented career beginning.