Freida Pinto says she never wanted to surrender to the Indian stereotype in Hollywood

The 33-year-old Indian actress, Freida Pinto started her Hollywood journey with the Oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire". Recently she opened up about going through a phase of "self-doubt and anxiety".

The actress told in an interview, "I made it very clear after 'Slumdog...' that I would have to carve my own path and also determine the path for the next generation of Indian actors. It was very important for me to not surrender to the Indian stereotype. But there was a fear of missing out. There was a no formula, which I could follow. There was a phase in my career for two-and-half years where there was a lot anxiety and fear."

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"I am exactly in a place where I wanted to be. This is exactly the space where I wanted to work. I always wanted to be a part of the content where focus is not on glamour and beauty but on real people. After having a huge start and then going through a phase of anxiety, I can truly say I am happy and content now. It was a great learning experience," she added.

Freida also talked about her latest film "Love Sonia" directed by Tabrez Noorani. "I was probably one of the first actors to come on board. Tabrez (Noorani) is my good friend and he shared the script with me 10 years ago when I was shooting for 'Slumdog Millionaire'. I told him 'I want to be a part of this film'. He asked me to read for other parts. I loved Rashmi's character the most. I am very proud of the film. Of all the film's we have seen on human trafficking, I feel this is the most authentic. It is just one of those films which looks so real," she said.

Mrigaya Dham