Freida Pinto: 'Indian press love to hate and are cruel about everyone'
Published May 25 2012, 13:14 BST | By Priya Joshi Freida Pinto
has described the Indian media as "cruel" and has claimed she is not taken seriously as an actor there.
According to the Hindustan Times
, the Black Gold
star, who recently stated she is proud of her Indian origins
, said she is mocked for her accent.
"I've realised they're cruel about everyone. They love to hate and make other people hate as well, which is sad as most of the stories are untrue or misconstrued," she explained.
The 27-year-old actress also admitted that fame was "almost too much" for her after she was catapulted to international stardom following the success of Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire
Pinto reiterated that she felt her co-star and boyfriend Dev Patel was the only person who truly understood
what she was going through.
"If I needed to talk to someone about what happened, he was the only one who knew what was going on. It was nice to have those moments and that experience together," she said.
A L'Oreal Paris ambassador, Pinto is promoting her film Desert Dancer
at the 65th Cannes Film Festival and attended the annual amfAR
gala dinner yesterday (May 24). Photo gallery - Cannes Film Festival in pictures:
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Kylie Minogue attends the Therese Desqueyroux
premiere for the Canne Film Festival closing ceremony.