Freida to Attend the Cannes Film Festival
Freida Pinto has been a regular at international film festivals ever since Slumdog Millionaire started her career back in 2008. She made her debut at Cannes last year, and is set to attend this year too, reports DNA India. While there have been speculations about Freida attending the festival, her spokesperson sets the record straight, saying “Freida Pinto will be attending and walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival to be held from 16 to 27 May this year. This will be her second time at Cannes. She will be there supporting the brand she endorses (L’Oreal Paris). She is looking forward to the festival this year and hopes to have a good time.”
While the day on which Freida makes her appearance is yet to be decided, sources close to her insist that she will be walking the red carpet on May 17. Pinto, who is currently in Los Angeles,will fly to Cannes directly from there. However, contrary to reports that suggest that boyfriend, actor Dev Patel will accompany her to the film festival, sources say that she will be making a solo appearance. “Freida would have loved to have Dev accompany her, but unfortunately that is not possible. Dev is busy with his commitments, and can’t adjust his dates for Cannes. And since Freida is the face of the brand, she will walk the red carpet alone.”
Freida has been busy shooting (a yet-to-be announced project) round the clock, and also reading a couple of scripts. Her trip to Cannes would be brief this year as she’ll be flying back to L.A. once she makes a red carpet appearance for the brand. “Freida has had a really busy schedule, so she hasn’t had the time to take a vacation. Though she would love to come to India, she will mostly not to be able to make it. What she will wear to the red carpet is also being worked out now,” the source reveals. We will, of course, be providing you with all the coverage from Freida’s appearance!