24-year-old Freida has called 19-year-old Dev a 'lovely boy'. "The friendship blossomed after the film, it got even stronger. This is all new to us," she added.
There were rumours of a relationship shortly after Slumdog swept the Oscars in Feb, though both the stars denied it. But it was their co-star Anil Kapoor, who revealed their secret. He said, When I meet them, I feel there is something happening." He added that the couple shared 'a magical chemistry'.