British film and television actor Dev Patel, who became popular
after playing the role of Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle"s Slumdog
Millionaire, has cleared the air for everyone, by announcing
that he is not engaged to his longtime girlfriend Freida Pinto. The
actor had to declare the fact as his mother got upset after reading
about his engagement to Frieda. Dev had to explain to his mother
that the reports were incorrect.
Patel said, “I had to say that nothing has happened, everything
is fine and I am here just for shooting a movie." He added,
“Sometimes my mom goes to work and is required to answer why it has
been reported that Dev is engaged and has a wedding ring and she
has to explain that this is not true."
Dev has been dating Frieda since the time of the Slumdog
Millionaire in 2008, when they met on the sets. On this, the
20 year old actor said, “I get lots of inspiration and support from
Frieda. She is amazing as a friend." Well, if Dev also prefers to
say 'just friends" like any other celebrity, then who knows what
will be the future of this relation!