Stories of Freida Pinto’s popularity overtaking that of Bollywood’s reigning queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have been rampant ever since the release of multiple Oscar-winner Slumdog Millionaire.
After questions of who out of the two is more beautiful and more importantly, who is being paid more, now Freida seems to be replacing Ash in yet another way.
Reports say that after the attention given to Freida thanks to Slumdog and her recent international projects, she might be the Indian face on the red carpet of all major international film festival and award ceremonies.
Thus far, Aishwarya has been considered the most beautiful Indian woman and even the most beautiful woman in the world, and as a result, she is invited to festivals like the pretigious Cannes Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival and others.
Now that Freida is working with the likes of Woody Allen, and is doing an Israeli film, she has joined the international film community in a more immediate way. This might ensure that she becomes a household name when it comes to the Indian quotient that festival organisers scramble for nowadays.
If rumourville reports are to be believed, Aishwarya managed to keep Sonam Kapoor off the Cannes red carpet, but how will she deal with Freida?