Unable to forget Latika, the orphan girl he loved as a child, he continues searching for her despite the obstacles of time, poverty and a menacing older brother.
It is the hope that she will see him on television that drives Jamal to get onto the Indian version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
“My mum hasn’t seen me in four months,” the 24 year-old actress laments, speaking with a soft Indian accent washed with British overtones. I’ve been wearing the same clothes for two months now.” Is that the dress you’ll be wearing on The Tonight Show? From the moment premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, audiences and critics have embraced it as an inspiring hit.
Interestingly, the character of Latika did not exist in the Vikas Swarup novel, “Q & A,” from which the screenplay was adapted.Asked if she was dating anyone, Freida declared she had no time to date. It’s three days before Christmas and Freida Pinto is dying to get back to Mumbai, or “Bombay” as she still sometimes refers to her hometown.She is in Los Angeles staying at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills—that favored hotel of visiting celebrities and affluent tourists hoping to spot famous faces in the elevators or lounging at the rooftop pool."There is no way one person can sit down and go, ' But why did this happen to me?' Or, ' It was all going well, what the hell happened?
Pinto and I are ensconced in a corner of the nearly empty lobby bar, sitting on overstuffed couches and sipping tea.