I’m the happiest I have been: Freida Pinto

Actress Freida Pinto has never been one to play it safe. After making a dream debut in Danny Boyle’s 2008 hit Slumdog Millionaire, she’s done a number of major Hollywood films, becoming one of the only Indians to make her mark so quickly in that space. Most recently, she’s been a part of Love Sonia, a film about sex trafficking that’s all set to hit silver screens across the country.

Freida reveals that despite breaking the western barrier, there was a time when she felt well and truly lost. “I was not lost because I wasn’t getting work. I was getting too much work. But I wasn’t satisfied personally. And that’s because I wasn’t choosing the work I was doing, I was just doing whatever was coming my way,” she says.

She then decided to take a break to re-evaluate her position — a choice that not many actresses with a tonne of work coming their way would have the courage to make. “Ten years ago, I was not confident. I had so many questions in my head, and I was desperately looking for answers. But after my break, I came back with loads of confidence. Today, I’m sure I don’t feel lost anymore. I can accept my flaws and speak my mind. And I am the happiest I’ve been,” she adds.