I will never work with Dev again, says Freida Pinto

Updated: Mar 27, 2011, 14:03 PM IST

London: They met and fell for each other on the sets of their debut film `Slumdog Millionaire` which went on to win eight Oscars, but Freida Pinto says that she and Dev Patel will never share the screen again.

The 26-year-old said that they will never be able to recreate the "magic" of the Mumbai-based potboiler, reported a daily.

"I wouldn`t want to work with him, but I don`t mean that in a bad way. He said something similar in an interview that was misinterpreted. What he was trying to say is that so much happened on Slumdog Millionaire, in terms of it becoming so big, that if the two of us were paired in a film as a couple again it wouldn`t live up to that. Nothing ever could. It`s too much magic to live up to on screen" said the
26-year-old.

The actress who is winning rave reviews for her role as a Palestinian orphan in the Julian Schabel film `Miral` said that she and Patel, 6 years her junior, have already introduces each other to the parents.

"My parents have met his parents. It`s an Indian thing, it`s very much a part of our culture to meet your friends` parents. I hope they like him and are not pretending.

But Dev is so chilled out, there is nothing not to like about him," said Pinto.

The actress is currently shooting in San Francisco for the action-adventure movie `Rise of the Apes`, where she stars alongside James Franco while patel is in India shooting for `The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel` with Judi Dench.

PTI