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Indian Actress Freida Pinto Wins Breakthrough Performance Award for Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto (who played Latika) will receive the Breakthrough Performance Award at the 20th annual Palm Springs Film Festival awards gala on Jan. 6, according to Variety.

The acclaimed film by filmmaker Danny Boyle is the Indian-born model-actress’s first lead role.

“The first time I saw her, I saw her with hundreds of girls on a tape, and the first time I saw her audition, I remember thinking, ‘I bet that’s her!'” Boyle said in an interview. “It’s not an enormous part…but I think she gives it real presence that you feel that he [star Dev Patel] is looking for somebody well worth looking for.”

Previous Breakthrough Awards have gone to Marion Cotillard and Jennifer Hudson—and both won Oscars for their breakthrough performances.

PHOTO CREDIT: FreidaPinto.com

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Indian Actress Freida Pinto Wins Breakthrough Performance Award for Slumdog Millionaire

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Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto (who played Latika) will receive the Breakthrough Performance Award at the 20th annual Palm Springs Film Festival awards gala on Jan. 6, according to Variety.

The acclaimed film by filmmaker Danny Boyle is the Indian-born model-actress’s first lead role.

“The first time I saw her, I saw her with hundreds of girls on a tape, and the first time I saw her audition, I remember thinking, ‘I bet that’s her!'” Boyle said in an interview. “It’s not an enormous part…but I think she gives it real presence that you feel that he [star Dev Patel] is looking for somebody well worth looking for.”

Previous Breakthrough Awards have gone to Marion Cotillard and Jennifer Hudson—and both won Oscars for their breakthrough performances.

PHOTO CREDIT: FreidaPinto.com

Categories: Movies.

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