Posted on July 13, 2012 at 2:55 am

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Frieda Pinto takes New York in promoting Trishna!

Freida Pinto took New York City by storm with the glamorous red carpet premiere of her new film Trishna which releases on July 13 at the IFC Center and Lincoln Plaza in New York and The Landmark in Los Angeles.

Directed by Michael Winterbottom and co-starring Riz Ahmed, the Rajasthan-set drama won acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival and now releases in theaters. On July 20 it will release in additional U.S. cities including San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, San Diego, and Washington D.C.

The popular actress was invited to appear on the hit talk show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon where she spoke about the meaning of her name, what she did for the 4th of July holiday, and what her dad thinks about her films. Check it out!


Pinto also visited the top morning news program The Today Show for a live interview with Matt Lauer and his team. Check out her interview!

Based on Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Tess of the D’Ubervilles, master filmmaker Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna follows the life of Trishna, the eldest daughter of a Rajasthani family who works at a nearby resort to support her family.  Jay (Riz Ahmed, FOUR LIONS) is the wealthy son of a property developer. When he takes up managing a resort at his father’s request, he meets Trishna at a dance and their fates cross. Jay finds every opportunity to win Trishna’s affection and she accepts his efforts with shy curiosity. But when the two move to Mumbai and become a couple, Jay’s deep family bond threatens the young lovers’ bliss.

Trishna is a powerful look at the tension between ancient privilege and modern equality, between codes of urban and rural life and ultimately a hymn to both the glory and the tragedy that comes with beauty in all forms. Be sure catch this compelling new film at a theater near you this July!

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