London, Feb 18: 'Slumdog Millionaire' fame Freida Pinto wants to be more than 'just a pretty face.' 24-year-old Frieda wants her acting skills to be recognised and she is determined not to be typecast on account of her looks. The Telegraph quoted her saying, "I don't want to be known as just a pretty face. I loved Charlize Theron in Monster. I want to play parts that are challenging and inspiring."
"Slumdog is about destiny, and my personal journey through this film has made me realise the power of destiny. "Planning doesn't hurt, but it's wonderful to know that sometimes life has bigger plans for you than you had for yourself," she added. Pinto also revealed that she cried when she first watched the superhit movie 'slumdog millionaire'.
Frieda said that director Danny Boyle has portrayed India as a developing nation and has done away with the cliches. Mumbai never tried to hide its highs and lows, its slums are as much part of it as the beautiful structures that adorn it, the actor said.