Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Babewatch: Freida Pinto

Meet Freida Pinto
by Mike Krumboltz
November 17, 2008

The Buzz Log has seen its share of starlets who go from "unknown" to "A-list" in the blink of an eye. However, few have charted a rise as impressive, or as sudden, as Freida Pinto's. The co-star of "Slumdog Millionaire" recently skyrocketed an astonishing 65,740% in one day. Even by our cynical standards, that's a big deal.

Why the surge? Simple — Ms. Pinto is a standout actress in a standout flick that everybody's talking about. "Slumdog Millionaire," directed by acclaimed director Danny Boyle, is generating a lot of awards buzz. Critics have called the India-based romance "heartbreaking and exhilarating" and "a masterpiece." Pinto's performance is a big reason for all the interest and acclaim. Of course, it probably doesn't hurt that the Mumbai native also happens to be drop-dead gorgeous.

Folks have clearly noticed her looks. There are already plenty of searches for "freida pinto pictures." Those queries are sure to climb further as the indie flick opens in more theaters. According to, Ms. Pinto is a full-time model and "Slumdog Millionaire" marks the first time she's acted. If the buzz is any indication, it certainly won't be the last.

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