Freida Pinto's big acting plans

'Slumdog Millionaire' actress Freida Pinto says she wants to take on more challenging roles

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Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto's big acting plans

'Slumdog Millionaire' actress Freida Pinto doesn't want to be known as "just a pretty face".

The Indian star is determined to remain grounded and become a versatile actress in the wake of the unexpected worldwide success of the award-winning movie.

Freida said: "I don't want to be known as just a pretty face. I loved Charlize Theron in 'Monster'. I want to play parts that are challenging and inspiring.

"'Slumdog Millionaire' is about destiny, and my personal journey through this film has made me realise the power of destiny.

"Planning doesn't hurt, but it's wonderful to know that sometimes life has bigger plans for you than you had for yourself."

Frieda - who admits she cried the first time she saw the film - added she is pleased her home city was accurately presented in

She said: "I can honestly say it communicates the pulse of this vibrant city. The way Mumbai doesn't try to hide its highs or its lows are a vital part of its character. The poor and rich live among each other, and its slums are as much part of it as the beautiful structures that adorn it."

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