11:19 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 06/30/2010 11:15AM
Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel's mother found out about her son's engagement on the Internet. Only he never popped the question.
"I was like, Mum, 'I didn't [get engaged] – trust me,' " the actor says, quashing widespread rumors that he and longtime girlfriend Freida Pinto plan to tie the knot. "Nothing's happened. Everything is fine. I'm just shooting a film."
But the buzz grew so strong, Patel's mother was forced to clear up rumors herself.
"My mum will go to work and [have to] explain to everyone why they have written that her son is going to get engaged," he tells PEOPLE, "and got a wedding ring, and how it's all not true."
Originally posted 11/18/2009 12:10PM
Originally posted 11/18/2009 06:00AM
Slumdog Millionaire sweethearts Freida Pinto and Dev Patel arrived for a romantic getaway at San Diego's Hard Rock Hotel "wrapped arm in arm, whispering in each other's ears," an onlooker says. Patel carried his girlfriend's bag into their suite before stepping out for dinner a deux at Nobu. The duo also swung by SeaWorld, where over the weekend they took a VIP tour and fed the animals. Before checking out, the couple relaxed at Float, the hotel's poolside lounge, then took a train back to L.A.
Originally posted 11/18/2009 06:00AM
Slumdog Millionaire sweethearts Freida Pinto and Dev Patel arrived for a romantic getaway at San Diego's Hard Rock Hotel "wrapped arm in arm, whispering in each other's ears," an onlooker says. Patel carried his girlfriend's bag into their suite before stepping out for dinner a deux at Nobu. The duo also swung by SeaWorld over the weekend, where they took a VIP tour and fed the animals. Before checking out, the couple relaxed at Float, the hotel's poolside lounge, then took a train back to L.A.
Originally posted 04/27/2009 01:35PM
After much speculation about the nature of the relationship involving Slumdog Millionaire stars Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, Patel's mother Anita has confirmed to a British newspaper that the pair are very much a couple.
"First it was the film and now everything else seems to have slotted into place," Mrs. Patel is quoted as saying in Monday's Daily Mirror.
"Life can't get any better for him. Freida is really beautiful, and I am really happy for them."
Originally posted 03/26/2009 06:15AM
After captivating audiences in the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, Freida Pinto is on a roll, racking up plum job assignments with top-notch directors from Woody Allen to Julian Schnabel.
For Allen, Variety reports, the 21-year-old Indian-born model-turned-actress – who also is being talked as a possible Bond Girl opposite 007 star Daniel Craig – will costar with Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin and Anthony Hopkins in an as-yet-untitled film to be shot in London.
Before that, the trade paper also reports, she will start filming Miral on April 19 in Israel and the Palestinian territories for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly director Schnabel. Adapted from Rula Jebreal's book about Hind Husseini, who founded an orphanage in Jerusalem in the wake of the 1948 partition of Palestine and the creation of the state of Israel, the movie features a screenplay by Schnabel.
– Stephen M. Silverman
Originally posted 03/15/2009 01:15AM
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."
Originally posted 02/27/2009 03:00PM
Originally posted 02/26/2009 06:00AM
Talk about making an entrance! Slumdog Millionaire's Freida Pinto earned a round of applause as she walked through the door at Koi Los Angeles for dinner with her costars. While diners were thrilled to see the Oscar winners, Pinto and her pals were having a great time, too. The group (including Anil Kapoor) "was constantly laughing, taking photos and celebrating," an onlooker tells us.
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