Los Angeles: `Slumdog Millionaire` star Dev Patel says his mother was upset when she read online that he had got engaged to his long time girlfriend Freida Pinto and had to explain to her that the reports were incorrect.
"I was like, Mum, `I didn`t (get engaged) trust me,`. Nothing`s happened. Everything is fine. I`m just shooting a film," a news website quoted Patel as saying.
The 20-year-old admits that sometimes the rumours about his relationship status grows so strong that his mother is forced to clear them herself.
"My mum will go to work and (have to) explain to everyone why they have written that her son is going to get engaged and got a wedding ring, and how it`s all not true," he said.
Patel has been dating Pinto since they met on the sets of `Slumdog Millionaire` in 2008.
"She (Pinto) is very inspiring to me and just great support. She`s a great friend and amazing," he said.