Freida Pinto : Heats Up GQ India

Freida Pinto held a pomegranate in one hand and a knife in the other on the cover of GQ India’s December issue.

The issue, which calls the 26-year-old actress “India’s Hottest Export,” features the same story and quotes from the U.S. edition of GQ back in October.

Here’s what ‘Miral’ actress had to share :

On Slumdog Millionaire’s massive popularity: “I felt like people almost got fed up with seeing our faces splattered all over the place.”

On her fear of missing out on challenging roles: “In [Slumdog], Jamal says, ‘She’s the most beautiful girl in the world.’ I was like, Damn it. That’s gonna be the end for me. I’m not going to get anything serious after that!”

On working with directors Woody Allen and Julian Schnabel: “Woody is someone I really respect, because he’s a legend, but it’s not like I got to know everything about his life. With Julian—we ended up sharing a very kind of personal relationship. Almost that of a father-daughter.”

Freida Pinto : Protests On ‘BlackBook’ !

Freida Pinto graces the cover of BlackBook magazine’s November “Protest” issue. The 26-year-old actress was styled in homage to Bianca Jagger, who wrote the issue’s opening essay!

Here’s what Freida had to share with BlackBook’s Ben Barna:

On worrying about having a career after a huge first film: “When your first film happens to be such a big success, there’s going to be pressure and expectations, and people are going to dissect you in a way that’s almost uncomfortable. I was worried people might dismiss me as someone who had 20 minutes in a film and now considers herself a big star. But it’s like, my god, I never asked for this.”

On whether she’ll ever do a Bollywood film: “People in India wonder why I’m staying clear of Bollywood films. I’m not staying clear of them, but there are some amazing films in India, made on a much smaller scale, that don’t get the same appreciation as the big Bollywood films, and I’ve never understood why. Those are the films that I want to be a part of, so I’m just waiting for something like that to come my way, and I’m telling you, I’m going to grab it with both hands.”

On rumors of her engagement to Dev Patel: “Dev had such a problem trying to tell people that was not true. I’ve decided not to answer stupidity with more stupidity.”

Freida Pinto : London Welcomes Miral !

Freida Pinto is picture perfect in Alexander McQueen at the premiere of her new film, Miral, at the Vue West End on Monday (October 18) in London, England.

The actress, who celebrated her 26th birthday on Monday, was joined by co-star Yasmine Elmasri and writer Rula Jebreal at the premiere.

WEarlier in the day, Freida Pinto, director Julian Schnabel, and writer Rula Jebreal pose together at the Miral photocall during the 2010 BFI London Film Festival at the Vue West End on Monday (October 18) in London, England.

The 26-year-old Slumdog Millionaire wore a gorgeous Christian Dior skirt and top with Roger Vivier shoes.

Look Of The Week : Keira, Eva, Sienna, Beckinsale, McGowan, AnnaLynne, Miranda, Hilary, Freida, Maggie, Ginnifer, Monaghan

Keira Knightley makes her second consecutive appearance in “2 Hot 2 Handle” thanks to the sophisticated cream Chanel dream she donned for the highly anticipated London premiere of “Never Let Me Go.”

Eva Mendes oozed glamour at the Los Angeles Philharmonic opening night gala in a chiffon Christian Dior gown, which featured a plunging neckline and beaded leaf detailing.

Sienna Miller made a super stylish return to the UK after being out in France juding on a film festival panel! Co-hosting a Colin McDowell’s book launch at Somerset House, Sienna posed for pics with her BFF (best fashion friend) Matthew Williamson, wearing one of his newest gowns hot off the SS11 runway. She kept hair and make-up simple to let the dress do all the talking!

Kate Beckinsale is also a fan of blush-colored outfits and wore a wonderful one, courtesy of Nina Ricci, to a special screening of “Nowhere Boy” at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. The Brit beauty accessorized with a vintage cocktail ring, Louboutin peep-toes and a Jimmy Choo clutch.

“Grindhouse” hottie Rose McGowan — who is anti-war but pro-troops — was the epitome of elegance at the recent USO gala in Washington, D.C. in a fashion-forward frock and her signature red lips.

AnnaLynne McCord rocks a LBD like no one else, and the “90210” bad girl wowed us once again at this year’s Homes That Hollywood Built benefit in a conservative yet sexy piece and strappy pumps.

At the recent U.K. premiere of “Despicable Me,” Miranda Cosgrove dressed to impress in an edgy Yigal Azrouel sequined camo mini and bold Giuseppe Zanotti booties. There’s no doubt about it; the 17-year-old “iCarly” star is quickly becoming a style standout!

At the screening for her new movie Conviction in New York Hilary Swank showed off her super-svelte body in a stunning Herve Leger  nude and grey bandage laced dress. The actress kept her accessories simple and pared-down with a grey mini-clutch and open-toed sandal heels.

Letting her natural beauty shine through, Freida Pinto looked picture perfect as she posed for snaps at the Mentoring Lunch at the Hamptons International Film Festival in New York. Going garden party chic in a gorgeous floral detailed Stella McCartney dress, Freida kept her look simple by teaming the dress with tan Ferragamo shoes. Her long locks were long, straight and centre-parted, while make-up was pared-down perfection.

Maggie Q generated some serious heat in a sexy illusion lace design when she attended the New York Comic Con in a tailored coat over a knit dress. She topped the leg-baring mini with a masculine-inspired overcoat—even the hottest beauties get cold!

For the GLSEN Respect Awards in Beverly Hills, Ginnifer Goodwin added Caleo bangles and earrings and a ring from Dana Rebecca Designs to her ruffled ivory tunic

Michelle Monaghan accessorized her chiffon print Isabel Marant dress with a Lanvin chain necklace and suede booties for the Cambodian Children’s Fund charity dinner in Hollywood.