Freida Pinto top choice for next Bond girl: report

Indian beauty Freida Pinto is reportedly set to feature as the next Bond girl opposite British actor Daniel Craig in a 007 film.

Written by Press Trust Of India | London | Published: March 14, 2009 11:06 pm

Indian beauty Freida Pinto is reportedly set to feature as the next Bond girl opposite British actor Daniel Craig in a 007 film.

The actress,who has received global acclaim for her role as Latika in Danny Boyle’s multiple Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire was invited to a screen test for the spy film.

Pinto is a strong favourite for the coveted role as reports suggest that executive producer Barbara Broccoli,who has earmarked Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle for the project,is keen to cast Pinto. The 24-year-old actress was first spotted by the Bond producers during the casting of Quantum of Solace,but was considered too young at that time,the sun.co.uk reported.

“Freida came to the attention of the Bond team when they were casting Quantum of Solace. She was too young at the time to have a part as a love interest for a secret agent. But she has blossomed into an incredibly stunning young woman and would look perfect on Daniel Craig’s arm,” a source told the newspaper.

“Danny Boyle is favourite to take the helm of the next movie,which would increase Freida’s chances of a starring role,” the source added.

Pinto,Hollywood’s latest hot property,has been hailed as one of the best dressed beauties by Vogue and has featured on the cover of various glossies. She has already secured a role in Woody Allen’s next film alongside Hollywood A-listers — Josh Brolin,Naomi Watts,Anthony Hopkins and Antonio Banderas.

The actress,who has been romantically linked to Slumdog co-star Dev Patel,has also become the favourite of top fashion houses.

The Slumdog actress was invited by Chanel to the Paris Fashion Week along with supermodels like Kate Moss,Claudia Schiffer and Lily Allen.

Pinto,who has moved to New York to concentrate on her Hollywood career,has hired Oscar-winner Kate Winslet’s Los Angeles-based agent to promote her acting career.

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