Dev Patel, Freida Pinto Kept Their Romance Under Wraps For ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Sake
Dev Patel and Freida Pinto who became international celebrities after starring in Academy award winning movie, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ kept their romance under wraps as they feared that it would take the attention away from the film.
The pair who has been dating after meeting on the sets of multiple Oscar-winning movie tried every bid to hide their romance from media’s eyes.
Dev Patel, the lead actor of the flick admitted that he feared their romance would be taken as ‘marketing’ and a ‘product’ of the film. However, the 20-year old actor was surprised that public's interest in the couple waned after they confirmed their relationship.
"The talk was all about the film at that time and we were not going to come out as some kind of product. We were not doing it for marketing. If we could, we would probably have kept it totally under wraps," Patel quoted.
"But there comes a point when you get more attention from the 'Are they, aren't they?' debate. So we figured that 'All right, everyone knows now'. Once we did come out, the attention died down and that is great," he added.