Actress Freida Pinto has come under criticisms of Indian critics for allegedly shunning film roles in Bollywood. Meanwhile, the actress is defending her not working for Bollywood. Pinto says that she has not done Indian films because till date she has not found a script that has caught her attention. She wants to do films for which she feels passionate about.
“I keep saying I'm not at all famous in my own country, because people do not think I have done anything for India. I was upset initially. I guess everybody in India has tried really hard to do what they do and then move into the West," told the actress to the Daily Express.
Explaining her reason for not doing Bollywood films, Freida said, “The reason why I'm doing these things outside my country, bit by bit, is to be able to come back to India equipped with the knowledge and understanding of how to hopefully produce my own films one fine day," she added.
Pinto rose to international fame in 2008's after making her debut in Slumdog Millionaire. Since then the actress has appeared in Hollywood and American projects, Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger and the upcoming films Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Immortals.
The actress recently met with a lot of criticisms from critics back home saying that Freida is blossoming in film success, insisting that she should appear in more Indian films.