Frieda Pinto considered giving up acting

Updated: Nov 11, 2010, 17:22 PM IST

London: Freida Pinto says she almost gave up on her dream of becoming an actress before getting her big break with `Slumdog Millionaire`. Pinto became an international sensation with her small role of Latika in the movie, which went on to win eight Oscars.

The 26-year-old star also bagged a role in Woody Allen`s film and will be seen opposite `Spider Man` star James Franco in `Rise of Apes`. But the success has not made her forget her days of struggle, Contactmusic reported.

"You always dream of something magical happening, and when it happens to you, it``s almost difficult to accept that it actually happened. "Even though I was lucky, I had a lot of struggles before that.

I said I was going to give up everything at age 25 and get into event management because nothing was going for me. I used to have a lot of nervous breakdowns," Pinto told Interview magazine.

The Mumbai-born actress, who shot to global fame after starring in Oscar-winning movie ``Slumdog Millionaire`` in 2008, is currently so busy that she has no fixed address. "I``d like to say I live somewhere, but right now I``m all over the world with my three suitcases that I``ve been carrying with me for two years.

I just keep changing the clothes in the bags. "Literally, I have no fixed address.

I call Bombay my home, but I moved to London a bit last year when I was doing the Woody Allen film, and I loved that as my second home. I love New York as well.