Indian beauty Freida Pinto to sign $7 mn endorsement deal?

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2011, 20:13 PM IST

New Delhi: Actress Freida Pinto is firming up her foray into the international world. If the grapevine is to be believed, the `Slumdog Milllionaire` stunner has signed a two-year endorsement deal with a high fashion apparel brand for $7 million.

She is expected to get $3.5 million a year.

"Since it is a two-year deal, it makes it a $7 million deal. In Indian rupees, it comes out to be approximately Rs.35 crore. It is higher than what any Indian female celebrity has ever been paid," said a source close to the 27-year-old Indian model-turned-actress.

"It`s a policy never to comment on brand deals... Brand Freida stands for very rare, unique and irreplaceable values and imagery, making her the ideal choice for a brand with a global appeal and an Indian focus," Anirban Das Blah, managing director of KWAN, the agency that handles Freida`s endorsements in India, told reporters.

Freida made it big internationally with her appearance in Danny Boyle`s Oscar-winning film `Slumdog Millionaire`. Thereafter, she featured in films like `You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger` and `Rise of the Planet of the Apes`.

She will soon be seen playing the Oracle priestess Phaedra in Tarsem Singh`s "Immortals", which will release Nov 11.

Her other upcoming projects include Jean Jacques Annaud`s `Black Gold` and Michael Winterbottom`s `Trishna`.

IANS