Freida hoping to 'open doors'
Published 17/09/2010 | 14:19
Freida Pinto has revealed she is hoping to open doors for other Indian actors.
The actress - who found fame in Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire and now has roles in movies including Woody Allen's You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger and Julian Schnabel's Miral - aims to work in English-language productions around the world, wherever she finds the right roles.
The 25-year-old said: "I am the minority, as one might call it, in the film industry out here, so I have to be very careful as to what films I take up.
"Coming from India, we don't have too many Indian stars here. ... Some really talented people have tried who've never really made it, and I feel this is a brilliant opportunity for me to open doors even to them, not just for myself.
"So I'm really excited that it's happening at a time when I like to use this word 'colour-blind'. I think everybody, bit by bit, is becoming colour-blind, and I think that's really nice, because none of the films that I've done so far have focused on ethnicity as far as I'm concerned. And that makes me really happy."
Freida was speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival.