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‘Mindless cinema not my cup of tea’No Thanks : Freida Pinto

Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto has ruled out starring in a Bollywood movie as she thinks many of the films are “churned out” by producers with no quality control.
The Mumbai-born actress, who shot to worldwide fame with the Oscar-winning movie, has been offered several “stereotypical” roles in India but is adamant not to star in an all-singing, all-dancing Bollywood movie, stated reports.

“I wouldn’t want to do a Bollywood film per se, but I would like to do an Indian-language film. For some reason I think Bollywood has become synonymous with commercial cinema, which is song and dance and everything that is larger-than-life, and I am interested in the reality.”

“It is great to have entertainment, but I think there needs to be something that also makes you want to go back and think about what you have seen,” said Pinto.

The 26-year-old actress, who has starred in Woody Allen’s latest film and has also signed a Hollywood sci-fi, said that she wants to act in films which carry some meaning.

“Mindless cinema is not my cup of tea. I could get into trouble for saying that. I don’t think Bollywood is only mindless cinema, but a lot of films they churn out are not films that I completely enjoy watching,” said the actress.

“I say hats off to them for doing what they do because it takes a lot of courage. It is easier to stand and deliver dialogue. Imagine dancing a song out and kind of expressing through it. I think it is a challenge and requires you to lose your inhibitions,” she added.


Close to heart

“Raaz is very close to me because it got me into acting. Ajnabee was the first film, but after doing Raaz I figured out that I want to be an actress,” said Bipasha.

In a career of more than eight years, the actress has worked in films of various genres, including Jism, No Entry, Corporate, Dhoom 2, Bachna Ae Haseeno and Lamhaa among others.

A big debut

Debutant Ranveer Singh, who is set to make his debut with Yashraj Films’ Band Baaja Baaraat, says he was not insecure working with his co-actor Anushka Sharma even though she has already done two films.

“The first thing I knew even before I knew Anushka was the script. So I knew that the story is character-driven. It’s all about these two characters. So when I read the script, I knew that they were there in the story in equal proportion and that’s what gave me the reassurance,” said Ranveer.

“I was never doubtful or scared that I won’t be able to make my space. There was so much for me to sink my teeth into that I never felt any problem,” he added.
The film, directed by new director Maneesh Sharma, will hit the screens on December 10.

‘I’m not into script changing’

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has denied reports that she got some changes made in the script of her forthcoming film Break Ke Baad.

“I don’t get into script changing at all. I believe the director and the writer have a vision when they want to make a certain film and we are actors. If we like it, we should be a part of it, if not, there is always another chance,” said Deepika.

Break Ke Baad, also starring Imran Khan, has been directed by new director Danish Aslam and is the production debut of Kunal Kohli. The film is slated to hit the screens soon.


When life is a fairytale

Oscar-winning actress Rachel WeiszOscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz thinks her life is a fairytale as her profession is all about ‘dressing up’ to work. The Mummy star, who recently split from her long-term partner Darren Aronofsky, loves to get dressed for the red carpet and promotional events and insisted that no part of her work is related to real life.

“Promoting a movie is part of the job and it is fiction as much as the movie is. It’s like a fairytale. You get lent a dress and someone does your hair and your make-up. It’s like dressing up and it’s not real. Nobody looks like that when they wake up in the morning! It’s fantasy, not real life. It’s work and it’s not unpleasant. I like it,” said the 40-year-old actress.

Despite taking designers’ help to create the “fairytale” image for her on the red carpet, the British actress who has a four-year-old son, makes sure she leads a healthy lifestyle in order to keep herself slim and svelte. “I’m very healthy. I eat well and exercise. Actors have to be in shape because this is what we have got,” she added.

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