Five years after her luminous debut launched her onto the world stage, Freida Pinto has appeared in six movies, and another two are in post-production. She recently shot exclusively for the cover of Vogue India’s sixth anniversary, showing off her new yoga figure. The actress shows off her yoga curves acquired from sessions with California-based Jennifer Perry (who Pinto calls her soulmate).
She’s worked with Woody Allen and has just wrapped up filming for Knight of Cups with Terrence Malick. So what’s next? “I’d love to do a comedy. At this point, that’s what people haven’t seen me do.
Not something broad, but definitely something loud... like Bridesmaids.”
And what about being a fashionista? “I inherently love fashion. I’ve loved it from the beginning and I’m not worried about it making me any less of a serious actor,” she clarifies. The one thing that makes her hopping mad is being asked why she doesn’t wear a sari on the red carpet. “I am Indian. I don’t need to wear a sari to promote Indianness. A sari is not more Indian than my soul. I have no patience for people who are narrow minded... just be a global citizen and be proud of where you come from.”
(Vogue India’s sixth anniversary issue is out on the stands tomorrow)