Freida Pinto grateful for boyfriend Dev Patel's criticisms

Indian actress Freida Pinto says she loves discussing her work with boyfriend Dev Patel because he always gives an honest feedback.

The 27-year-old, who has been dating Patel since they worked in 2007 film "Slumdog Millionaire", said she knows Patel will always say what he thinks rather than what she wants to hear, reported Femalefirst.

"I like being able to ask Dev, 'What do you think of this?' He's very honest. He's not, 'You were wonderful darling.' He'll be like, 'Hmmm. The film's not really about you but be happy that you made it," Pinto said.

The actress also wishes directors would see past her beauty and offer her more challenging movie roles.

"I wish people would think outside the box when it comes to casting me. There's this ultimate satisfaction an actor gets from the effort invested in a part where the transformation takes you as far from yourself as it's possible to go. I hope that sort of work comes my way because I feel I can do it," she added.

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