Some are saying Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire is like Dickens in Mumbai. If that’s the case, then the film's Estella is Freida Pinto. Slumdog Millionaire is about a poor Indian boy who makes his way onto that country's version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?; Pinto's character Latika is the sparkling, damaged prize at the end of his journey. Latika is not as cold-hearted as Dickens' character, but she is an orphan who has to make her way under the watchful eye of her Faginesque pimp. The former model could pass for Rosario Dawson's sister and she can also act, switching easily from a wounded protectiveness to an open, sexy come-hither. Slumdog Millionaire opens in select theaters November 12.
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