Freida wants people to praise her acting skills, not beauty

London: `Slumdog Millionaire` star Freida Pinto said that she was smitten by her own beauty earlier in life but now doesn`t think too much about her good looks.

The Mumbai-born actress, who has been dating her co-star Dev Patel since 2008, was once big-headed about her beauty and used to take compliments too seriously, a website reported.

"When I was small, a lot of people would say I was a cute chubby little baby, with light blue eyes, and my mum said initially I let it go to my head. But by the time I reached college, I kind of toned it down. It`s like a growing-up
experience," she said.

The 26-year-old star would now prefer people praising her acting skills rather than the way she looks.

"I don`t like that, to be honest. Every time someone tells me, `You look so beautiful in the film`, I don`t care!

Just tell me if the performance was good. To be honest I still love shopping at H&M and Topshop, because if you really want to be stylish you should be able to mix and match different clothes, put them on yourself and still end up looking like a million bucks," said Pinto.


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