Panaji, December 1, 2010 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS) Actor Freida Pinto was excited to see her film ‘You will meet a tall dark stranger’, which ran to a packed house at International Film Festival of India (IFFI) on Sunday.
Sharing her joy with the media here on Monday, she said, “It was an honor to be part of a film directed by Woody Allan.”
Talking about her character in the film, Freida said: “I played a troubled character, a girl not knowing what she wants to do with her life, something which we all go through at some point of time.”
Rebutting statements attributed to her about not being interested in Bollywood films, Freida said she has been misquoted and she would very much like to work not only in Bollywood, but also Indian cinema if the script is good.
She said it’s wrong to typecast Bollywood and named films like Dev D, Omkara, Khosla ka Ghosla to stress her point.
Talking about her future projects, the ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ girl said she is working on three projects-Immortals by an Indian director Tarsem Singh, Rise of Apes (on animal testing) to be directed by Rupert Wyatt and Black Gold to be shot in Tunisia by French director Jean-Jacques Annaud.
The film, ‘You will meet a tall dark stranger’, tickled the funny bone of the audience during its screening at IFFI.
The film follows a pair of married couples, Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) and Helena (Gemma Jones), and their daughter Sally (Naomi Watts) and husband Roy (Josh Brolin), as their passions, ambitions, and anxieties lead them into trouble and out of their minds.
Alfie and Helena divorce and Alfie marries a prostitute, Charmaine (Lucy Punch), causing Helena to begin seeing a fake fortune teller (Cristal, played by Pauline Collins).
Their daughter Sally has a troubled marriage with author Roy who once had a promising career but is now floundering. Sally considers having an affair with Greg (Antonio Banderas), her boss at an art gallery.
Roy falls for Dia (Freida Pinto), a musicologist he sees through a window near his and Sally’s flat. He convinces Dia to break off her engagement.
In the end, all are dissatisfied with their choices, except for Helena, who has found companionship in a widower.