Freida believes rejections helped shape her career

November 14th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Slumdog Millionaire London, Nov 14 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto admits she is happy that she faced so many rejections before finding fame as it helped shape her career.

The Mumbai-born actress auditioned for hundreds of roles before achieving fame in the 2008 Oscar-winning movie “Slumdog Millionaire” but insists her bad experiences made her the person she is today.

“I’m glad things happened the way they happened. I needed to be rejected, and I needed to learn that it’s part of the game. I said, ‘It’s okay. I can have 100 rejections, but I’m sure there’s going to be one particular thing that is almost destined for me to have, and I am going to have it’,” quoted her as telling a magazine.

“I used to go for these crazy auditions and they’d have the most stupid, silly scripts. My heart was never in it. I would go and try to do what I could, and then a short list would come out.

“Every day I was on the short list I would have a bad day - I’d be very moody and on edge. At the same time, I thought, ‘What would happen if I made it to the final list? Maybe that would be my ticket’. But deep down in my heart I always had doubts, and I think when you have doubts, you just say no,” she added.

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