Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes star Freida Pinto has hit out at India’s fascination of fair skin and the number of fairness creams advertised in India.
Frieda told UK press that “It’s just this thing that people (in India) are so fascinated by white skin. There are a lot of people there who are naturally really pale. But the whole idea that you have is to be fair – without naming actors, but there are actors who admit it – the fairer you are, the easier it is.”
Freida admits she had to audition for so roles in adverts which promoted fair skin adding, “There were some very silly, stupid auditions that I had to go for. Like, there’s this girl who walks into college and nobody’s paying any attention to her because she is not using this particular cream – some kind of moisturiser or fairness cream, which I’m completely against. Then she’d put on the cream and all the boys would turn to her. And, I was like, ‘Arrgh, this is so b%#$@* cheesy!’”
Are fair skinned people more attractive? What’s your take on this?
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Freida Pinto’s latest flick Rise of the Planet of the Apes is out this week in the US.
Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto denies that she shuns Indian films in favour of Hollywood.
“I haven’t done a film in India because I haven’t found a script that’s completely gotten my attention and made me passionate to get it made.” Freida told the Daily Express.
“I keep saying I’m not at all famous in my own country, because people do not think I have done anything for India.
“I was upset initially. I guess everybody in India has tried really hard to do what they do and then move into the West.”
She added that she wants to return to India with her Hollywood knowledge and produce Indian films.
Frieda is currently working on her new movie ‘Immortals’
Beyonce, Rihanna, Jay-Z & Frieda Pinto all attended the Fashion ‘Oscars’ which is The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala in New York.
Celebrity guests have turned up in droves to celebrate the exhibition, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” which officially opens Wednesday.
The fashion parade included Madonna, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Kate Hudson, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Solange, Jennifer Hudson, Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, Leighton Meester, John Legend, and many more.
Slumdog star Freida Pinto stars in new movie ‘Immortals,’ with Mickey Rourke.
Freida will be playing a priestess and as the script requires her character to do a love making scene, Freida is set to bare all!
Director Tarsem Singh said “Poor girl. It’s the first time we see Freida Pinto and guess what – it’s an intimate scene. It’s a delicate situation. We’re trying to get all of the lights out so we can create an intimate situation. Only 80 people watching you and 20 of them with video cameras!” The Sun quoted him as saying.
Immortals is out 11, November!
Check out the trailer here:
Slumdog Millionare star Dev Patel has brought in a voice coach to help him speak English with an Indian accent.
Dev is set to appear in new movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which also stars Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Dame Maggie Smith as residents of an elderly nursing home in Bangalore.
Voice expert Vidur Chaturvedi told Hindustan Times: “I had a 20-day session with him in Jaipur. He’s a focused actor and grasps lessons quickly.”
Sources added that Patel’s girlfriend and Slumdog co-star Frieda Pinto had turned up on set to help the 21-year old actor pick up the “desi” English accent.