does Freida Pinto collect boarding passes? Spicy tid-bits from the life of the
Slumdog actor, now a Hollywood
- The actor is quite a
butterfly in terms of hobbies and tries to find new ones to re-invent herself.
At the moment, she’s interested in imitating people with different
- Freida is a foodie
too. She loves experimenting with food. Spaghetti arabiatta and frutti di mari
are her favourite.
- Freida has
trained in different forms of Indian classical dance as well as
- Freida collects shoes
and boarding passes! She is most possessive about her family, shoes, bags, her
skin and her hair.
Freida’s always been a fighter! She’s afraid of losing her
confidence and killer
- Travelling with
friends is always an ‘adventure’ for her. She’d pick an
obscure place to holiday in, but she loves city life
- Her ancestral home is
called ‘Pinto Wade’ at Neerude, near Mangalore. Her father,
Frederick Pinto, visited it often with his daughters, Sharon, now a producer in
a TV channel, and Freida, during
- Freida studied at
Carmel of St Joseph School in Malad, Mumbai, and completed her BA in English
Literature from St Xavier’s College, Mumbai. She resides in Orlem, Malad,
Mumbai. She considers Barry John, from whom she learned acting, her
- She is close to all
three members of her family, but she’s always been ‘daddy’s
little girl’. Her mom’s her ‘strength’ and her sister
- As a child,
she would lie that she has a baby brother whom her mother hid from the world.
She always wanted one.
loves the local trains and the autorickshaws. During monsoons, she loves the
rains on Marine Drive. She has bunked college and gone for movies at Regal or
- Her childhood dream
was to be an entertainer. She’s gone from host at kiddies’ parties
to compere at corporate events to presenter for an international travel show to
- Besides acting, she
would love to design shoes, write a great script and help her mother start a
school for street children.
Her favourite stars are Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Irrfan Khan, Rajat Kapoor,
Jack Nicholson, Marlyn Monroe, Nicole Kidman, and Johnny
- Right now she’s
blinded by work, but believes romance keeps one youthful and a good blend with
work can enhance one’s
was being shot at CST, her
scene required her to run, shouting for help. During a break, people at the
station would imitate her and scream for
- She met Rohan Antao
while attending St Xavier’s College in Mumbai. The two began dating and
got engaged in 2008, but Freida called off the engagement in January
- She loves Bally and
Sergio Rossi for shoes, because they are comfortable. She loves Coco Chanel and
Dior Cherie and Estee Lauder perfumes as well. Her favourite bags are Lady Dior
and Chanel’s Bandana
by Norbert Rego. (UNPLUGGED is a fortnightly column giving you the 3600 on the
secret lives of celebs).