FREIDA JOINS THE ACADEMY

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The Academy of Mo­tion Pic­ture Arts and Sciences — the world’s pre-em­i­nent movie-re­lated or­gan­i­sa­tion that also con­ducts the Os­cars — wants ac­tor Freida Pinto to be part of their em­pan­eled members, along with veteran ac­tor Sharmila Tagore and Indo-Canadian film di­rec­tor Deepa Me­hta. “Freida is the youngest In­dian to be given this hon­our due to her work in­ter­na­tion­ally, and her so­cial work for the em­pow­er­ment of girls,” says a source.

“I’m ex­cited and look­ing for­ward to the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and du­ties. Vot­ing for de­serv­ing and di­verse ta­lent will be an hon­our,” says Freida, 31, who joins the roster with Canadian ac­tor Rachel McA­dams, di­rec­tor Patty Jenk­ins, British ac­tor-mu­si­cian Idris Elba, Chi­nese-Amer­i­can pro­ducer James Hong.

PHOTO: RO­HAN SHRESTHA

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