Pinto didn't want to get caught up in the regular routine life just when her career was taking off. So, she decided to call off the engagement, a pal said. During her meteoric rise to stardom, Pinto had kept Rohan a secret from the media.
Friends say that Rohan is 'devastated' at losing the girl he thought he was marrying. The News of the World quoted a close friend saying, "It's been a terrible time for him. One minute they were getting married, the next it was all over."
Freida and Rohan met at St Xavier's College in Mumbai where the former studied English and latter Chemistry. Rohan then became boss of a small PR firm, and last year popped the question while the actress was filming the Oscar-nominated movie.
She posted photos of her engagement party on her Facebook web page but they have now been taken down.
For the last two months, Pinto has been promoting British director Danny Boyle's movies 'Slumdog' around the UK and USA-putting a strain on her relationship.
One of her friend said, "Freida realised she had been presented with an incredible opportunity but would not be able to make the most of it if she was tied down. She knew that she had to put acting first from now on."
"She and Rohan talked on the phone about finding a way to make it work-but her circumstances had changed so much they knew it wasn't to be," the pal added.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)