I am a global citizen: Freida

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Shalvi Man­gaokar shalvi. man­gaokar@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

Freida Pinto doesn’t come from a filmi back­ground. She was a model un­til 2008, af­ter which, she made her de­but with Bri­tish film Slum­dog Mil­lion­aire. To­day, she boasts of a fan fol­low­ing across the globe. But the ac­tor, who has shifted base to Los An­ge­les, says that In­dia will al­ways be home.

Ask her if she will ever move back, and Freida says, “It’s hard as I have a home in so many places now, and friends all over. When I am in Mum­bai for too long, I miss my friends in LA, and when I am in LA, I feel the need to go to Lon­don (UK).” The 30-year-old feels that she is “a global citizen”. “I am no­madic. I like to travel from place to place. But what’s the one place I would re­turn to when I am feel­ing ex­tremely sick, or when I need the warmth and com­fort of my fam­ily? Al­ways Mum­bai. It will al­ways be my num­ber one place,” she says. Talk­ing about her star­dom, she says, “I don’t know how it (be­com­ing a star) hap­pened, but I am glad it hap­pened to me and no one else. It’s not about be­ing self­ish. But if I was the cho­sen one, I’m proud to be that.”

Freida Pinto, ac­tor

When I am in Mum­bai for too long, I miss my friends in LA, and when I am in LA, I feel the need to go to Lon­don. I am no­madic. I like to travel from place to place

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