When Ahlan! Met Freida Pinto at DIFF 2012
Hi Freida, it’s great to meet you! How have you enjoyed being on the DIFF jury?
If you love cinema, this is the best job to have!
What are you working on at the moment?
I just finished a film called Desert Dancer in Morocco. It’s a story that makes you think. When I read the script, I said, ‘Does this actually happen, even today?’ It should be out next year.
Being from India, do you feel at home here in Dubai?
It’s very different to Bombay, we don’t have a Burj Al Arab and I don’t think we’d have room for one! But there’s a massive Indian community here as well, and I have family here too, which is nice.
Which stars would you most like to work with?
There are so many. I do like filmmakers as well and (Hong Kong film director) Wong Kar-wai, he did In the Mood for Love and Happy Together.
How does it feel to be India’s most successful international actress?
I think I’ve got a long way to go and I don’t want to rest on my laurels and the fact that I did an amazing first film.
And finally, you look amazing. Tell us your beauty secrets!
Sunblock! I take it every place I go to.