Dev Patel calls co-star Freida Pinto his soulmate

January 19th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel has called co-star Freida Pinto his soulmate for helping him cope with the instant stardom.

The 18-year-old, who played the role of Jamal in the rags-to-riches tale, rose to international stardom with his debut film along with critical acclaim and a number of industry awards and nominations.

He credits co-star and ex-model Pinto for helping him deal with the instant media attention.

“We”re soulmates because we”re both in this surreal situation. She is very beautiful… I haven”t got a girlfriend but Freida, my co-star, is gorgeous,” Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

Patel is keen to deny speculation the pair has sparked an off-screen relationship

“There’’s no romance. I”ve never had a girlfriend. I”ve always been focused on acting. But for now I”m having the time of my life,” he added. (ANI)

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