The free-spirited actress in a recent interview with a magazine, referred to Kareena Kapoor’s remuneration in Heroine and said, “This year, we’ve experienced a shift in humanity. In India, there has been a large disparity in how much a female and a male actor gets paid. But this year, one actress changed all that.”
Freida who’d reportedly even asked filmmaker Anurag Kashyap for a Hindi script expressing her willingness to work in a full fledged Bollywood project, however isn’t too happy with the way the media back home is fixated on how far she has strayed from her country. “When I was promoting this big budget film, the Indian media reported that I was being a diva, and that’s the reason I didn’t want to come to India to promote the film,” the actress told the magazine.
Interestingly, when a security guard confused Freida for an American actress and wondered whether she was the one in Fast and Furious 5, instead of getting angry, she simply smiled and quipped, “That security guard is so colour blind. I love him. I wish he was every casting agent in town.” She refused to accept that ‘the Indian woman’ is all she had to play.
The magazine called Freida ‘Museum quality beauty’ and termed her interview as ‘The elegant resistance’, as the fiercely independent actress revealed that it was her catholic upbringing that taught her some sneaky ways to rebel.