Slumdog star relishes Indian roots

11th Apr 2013

Despite the glitz and glamour of the Los Angeles lifestyle, Freida Pinto has not lost any love for her native India.

The actress, who shot to fame after the global success of Slumdog Millionaire, turned up to show her support at the opening night of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.

"It's so funny, when I went back to Bombay recently, an Indian asked me, 'How do you find Bombay?' and I was like, 'What do you mean?! I AM from Bombay!' It is my home," Pinto said.

"People forget that just because you are travelling everywhere and - it's not like I have a base in LA or London - but just because I travel outside of India a lot, they feel, 'Oh, maybe she's not from India, or maybe she's lost touch with her Indian roots'. But that's so not true. I think you crave for it more."

Pinto was born and studied in Mumbai, India's most populous city and a bustling blend of the ultra modern and the traditional.

A city full of music and vibrant colours, Mumbai hosts a kaleidoscopic range of festivals throughout the year and serves as the centre of the country's Bollywood film industry.

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