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Freida Pinto is proud not to be a Hollywood stereotype

20 November 2010

The Indian ‘Miral' actress said she is glad to have broken long held convention of studios casting American, often blonde haired and blue eyed, girls as the lead in blockbuster films.

She said: "I strongly believe that I am actually breaking down cultural barriers. I find it very interesting these days that films are bringing in so many people of different ethnicities and I'm proud to be a part of that cultural shift.

"I feel really happy that I have broken that stereotype that 'it is not possible'. Because I personally think that anything is possible. I feel the timing is right as well. The world is getting much smaller and that's the best way to embrace it.

Freida admitted she can see the "appeal" of her acting rivals but is glad she is able to offer a new dimension to movies.

She added: "Those other actresses have their own appeal and they bring whatever they bring to a film while I bring something that I do not particularly feel has been explored much in Hollywood.

"Ethnicity aside, we're all humans. That's what I believe."

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