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Slumdog’s Freida Pinto’s sexy photoshoot for Complex Magazine


Hmm one has to wonder what her mum will think of this… and what will the Sri Ram Sena think? Will Amitabh Bachchan blog about it? I for one welcome Freda’s openness to such photos, they aren’t too racy and I particularly like this one. 

Her choice of magazine, however, is not so commendable. Nothing against Complex but couldn’t she have chosen a classier publication? Vanity Fair this is not.

Some excerpts from the interview:

Would you ever do nudity or a sex scene?

I don’t think I’d have an issue [doing a love scene], but it all depends on the director—what kind of work he’s done in the past. In India, I probably wouldn’t do something like that; it’s kind of taboo. It usually gets cut off at the censorship board level, so what’s the point of having shot it?


And her inanely bimboistic responses to some interview questions continue…

What’s the best way for a guy to approach you?

Back in college, if boys did the most stupid thing, like compose a silly song, I’d listen. It could be something really stupid, like a rap for all I care. 

Have you ever used your acting abilities to manipulate men?

Hmm… [Laughs.] If you have it, you gotta use it.


  1. February 26, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    wow. I really wanted to like her too…..
    ok fine, I still like her but she needs a better publicist or life coach or something.
    Very nice pic!

  2. alexlobov
    February 26, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    That one pic is good but the rest are trash and so is the mag. To be honest I’m not a big fan of hers after seeing her interviews, she really comes off as a bimbo and I think there are many better, more intelligent and more attractive actresses in Bollywood…

  3. Carissa
    February 26, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Hey hey Alex !!

    So I finally make it “here”, to your new blog. Looking very nice ! Btw, I met Sahar in Geneva last night 🙂

    On the Freida Pinto interview: If you ask me, she’s not a bimbo, she’s a woman who knows what she wants – and does whatever it takes to get it 🙂 That clearly isn’t “unintelligent”. I am not saying that I would do it the same way, but we all know that women are the manipulative sex. To me, bimbo-ish answers would have been things like “Oh, Australia is a continent?”

    Ah, but I sense disagreement here again, haha, right on !

    Back in OZ yet?

  4. February 26, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    She’s so hot in a poverty-striken kind of way. 🙂

  5. alexlobov
    February 27, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Carissa –

    Thanks for coming “here” and I hope you enjoyed your brief stay and will be visiting again soon 🙂

    How is Sahar? Good to hear that you two met, I find it amusing that she met you before I did.

    On Freida Pinto: I do disagree but it’s not something that can be proven so there isn’t much point arguing about it. Whether a person comes off as a bimbo or a clever, manipulative woman selling her wares to unassuming young men who look for bimboish women is not an argument that can reach a conclusion (unless you have direct evidence of her intelligence). One might also argue that even acting as a bimbo when you are not one in order to hawk your wares is probably not the most positive step of development for the women’s movement.

    I’m in Doha airport right now (for the next 5 hours) waiting for a flight to KL (just hopped off a flight from Bahrain) but I’ll be in Austraila, inshallah, on Sunday morning. 🙂

  6. alexlobov
    February 27, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Oh and Sohaib – lol, poverty-stricken?

  7. February 28, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    We must have missed each other as we arrived back in Melbourne last Sunday too!

    I watched Slumdog this afternoon and found it a brilliant film! An Indian friend of mine says the film portrayed life in the slums very well.

  8. 吴雷(Wu Lei)
    March 2, 2009 at 1:04 am

    Hey man, got your shoes, bit big and made in China haha… Rashna told me even she can wear it, so I kept it. Thanx from here.

    Freida knows well about self-commodification, which just as Latika did in the film, being tradable among different mens. I won’t condemn her just because it is a one of the way of living, but I will sympathize her being passively commercialized without adequate self-assertion of her originality, just like the film which brands itself with all the “poverty porn” elements and soup-opera-class clichés…

    Take care there in Melbourn..

  9. alexlobov
    March 2, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Leanne – damn what time did u arrive and from where? Yes I also enjoyed Slumdog and the slum portrayal did seem fairly authentic.

    Wu – Enjoy the shoes, I hardly wore them so I hope you get some wear out of them! Just do the laces up really tight if they’re too big.

    Yeah the self-commodification thing is actually something Bollywood actresses do well in because the film culture they’re part of in India means they basically have no other choice. It’s a place where an actress in her late 20s is ‘old’ and most parts for females are flower vase roles (ie. just for aesthetic purposes).

  10. 吴雷(Wu Lei)
    March 2, 2009 at 8:54 am

    For sure, thanx!

    Cause H(B)ollywood`s main purpose was to be as capitalized as possible, and the sole purpose was to be consumed, commercially as well as aesthetically. What is interesting is the pursuit of love and identity, personally and nationally, is hinged to a broadcasted Q&A game…something quite inspirational to the people in the info age.

  11. alexlobov
    March 3, 2009 at 2:29 am

    Yeah it was quite a good analogy of modern life and quite novel for the Web 2.0 crowd. It’s no coincidence that the book was written by an investment banker. It’s certainly not Dickensian…

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