London: ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ star Freida Pinto had to celebrate her 26th birthday in London without beau Dev Patel by her side.
She attended the premiere of her new film Miral at the BFI London Film Festival, but Patel, who co-starred with her in Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning film, was away filming in India.
"I’m here until tomorrow, so there’s no way I can celebrate my birthday in India, and that’s where Dev is filming,” a news daily quoted Pinto as saying.
"But my family are here so I’m going to just celebrate with them a bit later," she added.
Miral, directed by ‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’s’ Julian Schnabel, is based on Rula Jebreal’s semi-autobiographical novel, about her life growing up amid the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Jerusalem.