Freida Pinto Does The Edit

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On being considered very beautiful:

‘It’s not necessarily the way I see myself. In fact, I don’t even like to look at myself in the mirror. But I’m aware of the perception and I always say that if it’s because of that one line in Slumdog where Latika is described as ‘the most beautiful girl in the world’, then I have to do everything I can to change the perception.

On girl power:

“You hear that phrase so much, I got raped … because I’m a girl”, “I can’t go out at night … because I’m a girl”, when really it should be, “Because I’m a girl, I can give birth to the next generation of enlightened males.”

… says 30 year-old Freida.

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Freida Pinto Brings Today’s Quote

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On her skin tone:

“A lot of girls growing up in India do not realize the beauty of their beautiful tan skin tone. Skin-lightening products are a big seller in the Indian cosmetics industry. On one of my trips to Los Angeles, someone walked up to me and said, “You have the most beautiful caramel-chocolate skin.” In L.A. everyone is sunbathing or going to tanning shops; I wish the 1.2 billion people in India could have a little peek into this culture and appreciate what they have.”

… says Freida.

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Freida Pinto Does Vogue

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On her style and why she doesn’t wear saris on the red carpet:

“I am Indian; I don’t need to wear a sari to promote Indianness. A sari is not more Indian than my soul. I have no patience for people who are narrowminded… just be a global citizen and be proud of where you come from.”

… says Freida in Vogue.

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