Freida Pinto - Premiere of Broad Green Pictures' 'The Dark Horse' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel - Arrivals at The Theatre at Ace Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 30th March 2016
Indian actress Freida Pinto has struggled to establish herself as a female producer in Hollywood.
The Slumdog Millionaire star has been trying to get to grips with producing her first film project, which she is currently keeping under wraps, but it's taken longer than expected - and she believes Hollywood's diversity problem has definitely played a part in the delay.
"I'm three years into producing something, which I thought would go much faster," she told Women's Wear Daily, "but I realised, even before Patricia Arquette made her speech about equal pay (at the 2015 Oscars) and Jennifer Lawrence came out with her essay (about pay inequality), how difficult it is."
It was this realisation which prompted the star to get serious and team up with fellow actresses Jessica Chastain and Queen Latifah, and director Catherine Hardwicke, among others, to launch the non-profit production firm We Do It Together, which is aimed at championing female empowerment in film and TV.
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Actresses including Jessica Chastain, Queen Latifah, and Freida Pinto are launching a production company to champion female empowerment in film and TV.
The celebrities, plus Juliette Binoche, Chinese actress Ziyi Zhang, and director Catherine Hardwicke, are members of the advisory board for We Do It Together, a non-profit production company.
They will collaborate on producing projects which will help change female stereotypes and create more opportunities for women, and all proceeds from their work will be re-invested into the company.
The founder, Italian film producer Chiara Tilesi, will discuss the company's plan at the United Nations' 3rd Annual Power of Collaboration Global Summit in New York on 29 February (16), and their first film project will be announced at the Cannes Film Festival in May (16).
Continue reading: Jessica Chastain And Queen Latifah Launch New Production Company
Caine Sinclair, Freida Pinto , William Spencer - Premiere of Substance Over Hype's 'Two Bellmen Two' - Arrivals at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 4th February 2016
Actress Freida Pinto Has Reportedly Struck Up A New Romance With Professional Polo Player Ronnie Bacardi.
The Slumdog Millionaire star was photographed cosying up to the athlete and stealing a kiss outside the Fogo de Chao restaurant in Beverly Hills last week (12Oct15).
Photographers also caught the rumoured couple grabbing dessert at a nearby ice cream shop and running an errand to a local pharmacy.
Ronnie also hinted at his new relationship with a heartfelt post on Instagram.com over the weekend (18Oct15) when she celebrated the actress' 31st birthday with a trip to Vancouver, Canada. His photo featured the city's picturesque waterfront landscape, with what appeared to be Freida's silhouette. Ronnie added the caption, "Ughh horrible view... Morning meets birthday girl..."
Continue reading: Freida Pinto Dating Polo Star - Report
The show was given a second life by the streaming service after being cancelled by Fox earlier this year.
Fans of Mindy Kaling’s sitcom ‘The Mindy Project’ will be happy to know they don't have long to wait before the show’s new season arrives on Hulu. ‘The Mindy Project’ season four has been announced as premiering on the streaming service September 15th, with new episodes being added every week.
‘The Mindy Project’ season four will premiere on Hulu next month.
Speaking at a press event on Sunday, Kaling said she preferred to release the episodes one at a time, rather than having them all arrive at once, like many shows on streaming services do. "Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I like the idea of the Christmas episode airing in December," Kaling said.
Continue reading: 'The Mindy Project' Season 4 Will Premiere On Hulu This September
Freida Pinto has confessed she isn't interested in the way she looks and often avoids look at her reflexion in the mirror.
Freida Pinto hates looking in the mirror.
The 'Slumdog Millionaire' actress isn't interested in constantly checking her appearance and is aware her beauty often works against her when it comes to landing gritty roles, although she is keen to change people's opinions of her in the industry.
The star - who played Latika opposite Dev Patel in the Oscar-winning drama - said: ''It's not necessarily the way I see myself. In fact, I don't even like to look at myself in the mirror.
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Actress Freida Pinto Really Suffered For Her Art On The Set Of Her New Film Desert Dancer Because The Intense Choreography Left Her Feet Covered In Blisters, Which Burst And Scarred Her Skin.
In the movie, the Slumdog Millionaire star portrays an Iranian woman who joins an illegal dance troupe in Tehran in 2009, and she had to undergo months of training to get the fancy footwork just right.
The Indian beauty limped away from the project covered in blisters, but she considers the minor injuries badges of honour after discovering a whole new level of admiration for the professional dancers.
She says, "I've always respected (dancers) even before I did this film, but... there are an immense amount of sacrifices for the sake of art that a lot of people still don't get.
Continue reading: Freida Pinto Covered In Blisters After Desert Dancer Shoot
Actress Freida Pinto Is Leading A Bollywood Campaign Urging Indian Officials To Lift A Ban On A Controversial Documentary About The Rape And Murder Of A Female Student.
Earlier this month (Mar15), officials issued an injunction stopping the BBC film India's Daughter from being broadcast on TV in the country because they took issue with an interview with one of the six convicted rapists who attacked a 23-year-old medical student on a bus in Delhi in 2012. She later died from her injuries, and the interviewee shows no remorse for his actions in the recorded chat.
The ban has caused controversy and Slumdog Millionaire actress Pinto has joined the debate, telling BBC current affairs show Newsnight that attitudes to gender equality and sexual violence in the country will not change if films such as India's Daughter are banned.
She says, "This film needs to be shown... We're really talking about changing mindsets and I think the only way you can change mindsets is if you show people what you're up against in the first place... When you watch it, you're so angered and you're so deeply distressed by situation that you want to do something about it and I do really hope that in a democracy like India, we at least lift the ban and leave it up to the people whether they want to watch it or not."
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Dev Patel hates being asked to do the final dance from 2009 movie 'Slumdog Millionaire' so much he wants to shoot people in the face when they ask him to do it.
Dev Patel wants to shoot people ''in the face'' when they ask him to do the dance from 'Slumdog Millionaire'.
The 24-year-old actor shot to fame in Hollywood after starring in the 2009 film and while he is grateful to have played a huge part in the movie, which ends with his lead character Jamal and Freida Pinto's alter-ego Latika doing a dance to song 'Jai Ho', he insists he has ''moved on''.
He said: ''The amount of people who've said to me, 'Do that dance from 'Slumdog...' I just want to shoot them in the face.
Continue reading: Dev Patel's Slumdog Dance Warning
The Slumdog Millionaire star met Pinto on the set of their Oscar-winning film in 2008 and they began dating a year later, but there were some who weren't convinced the unlikely couple should be together.
In an interview with U.K.'s The Guardian, Patel recalls, "I remember going to this one Burberry show, and it was exciting. They've always been very kind to me and, even as a gangly guy, I felt I was rocking their suits.
Continue reading: Mario Testino Quizzed Dev Patel About Freida Pinto Romance
Afshin Ghaffarian was severely punished at school in Iran for expressing himself through dance in the classroom. When his mother warns him that dance is forbidden by law and that he should keep his talent secret, he discovers an unauthorised dance group at the Saba Arts Center. In his later years, he informs his friends of his desire to begin his own dance group and though they are sceptical at first given the severity of the country's laws, they eventually agree to join him and help him set up an underground secret space to practise. Eventually, tired of the confined space they have built themselves, they take to the apparently isolated desert in order to practise for a stage performance, but it isn't long before the military police get wind of the group and they are forced to cover their tracks.
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