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Why Freida Pinto won't do a Bollywood film

November 23, 2010 14:38 IST

Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto has ruled out starring in a Bollywood movie as she thinks many of the films are "churned out" by producers with no quality control.

The Mumbai-born actress, who shot to worldwide fame with the Oscar-winning movie, has been offered several "stereotypical" roles in India but is adamant not to star in an all-singing, all-dancing Bollywood movie, reported Contactmusic.

"I wouldn't want to do a Bollywood film per se, but I would like to do an Indian-language film. For some reason I think Bollywood has become synonymous with commercial cinema, which is song and dance and everything that is larger than life, and I am interested in the reality...

"It is great to have entertainment, but I think there needs to be something that also makes you want to go back and think about what you've seen," said Pinto.

The 26-year-old actress, who has starred in Woody Allen's latest film and has also signed a Hollywood sci-fi, said that she wants to act in films which carry some meaning.

"Mindless cinema is not my cup of tea... I could get into trouble for saying that. I don't think Bollywood is only mindless cinema, but a lot of films they churn out are not films that I completely enjoy watching," said the actress.

"I say hats off to them for doing what they do, because it takes a lot of courage. It is easier to stand and deliver dialogue. Imagine dancing a song out and kind of expressing through it. I think it is a challenge and requires you to lose your inhibitions," she added.  

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