London, Mar 14: Indian actress Freida Pinto is reportedly set to feature as the next Bond girl opposite British star Daniel Craig in a James Bond film.
The actress, who received global acclaim for her role as Latika in Danny Boyle's multiple Oscar-winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire' was invited to a screen test for the spy film.
The Mumbai native is a strong favourite for the coveted role as reports suggest that executive producer Barbara Broccoli, who has earmarked Danny Boyle for the project, is keen to cast Pinto.
"Freida came to the attention of the Bond team when they were casting 'Quantum of Solace'. She was too young at the time to have a part as a love interest for a secret agent. But she has blossomed into an incredibly stunning young woman and would look perfect on Daniel Craig's arm," a source told British tabloid, the Sun.
"Danny Boyle is favourite to take the helm of the next movie, which would increase Freida's chances of a starring role," the source added.
Meanwhile, director Woody Allen has also signed her up for his new movie.
In the recent history of Indian cinema no other actress must have catapulted to the heights of fame as fast as Freida has done.
The "Latika" of the Oscar winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire' has already been successful in grabbing the number one spot of the Vogue magazine's 10 best-dressed people.
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