03/15/2009 at 01:00 AM EDT
She conquered the world after being cast in the year's most unlikely screen sensation. So what's next for Freida Pinto?
The Mumbai-born beauty and star of Slumdog Millionaire
has reportedly been approached by Barbara Broccoli, producer of the James Bond films, to do a screen test opposite Daniel Craig
According to the UK’s Sun
newspaper, the Bond team have had their eye on the 24-year-old actress
for some time. "Freida came to the attention of the Bond team when they were casting Quantum of Solace
," a source told the newspaper, but "she was too young at the time to have a part as a love interest for a secret agent."
Now, the timing could hardly be better, since the actress has not only matured but also found fame with the Oscar-winning success of Slumdog
In addition to inking a deal with cosmetic giant Estée Lauder – and gracing the cover of Indian Vogue
– Pinto was recently courted by many top designers, including Karl Lagerfeld, at Paris Fashion Week.