Slumdog Millionaire stars still dating: “Everyone knows now”
HollywoodNews.com: Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel has revealed that he and his co-star Frieda Pinto kept their romance secret, so that it would not take attention away from the film.
The couple started dating after meeting on the set of the hit movie, but Patel said they didn’t want anyone to find out in case they thought the relationship was part of the movie’s publicity.
Dev told British newspaper The Sun: “The talk was all about the film at that time and we weren’t going to come out as some kind of product.
“We weren’t doing it for marketing.”
The 20-year-old actor added: “If we could, we would probably have kept it totally under wraps.” But he said he was happy when he and Pinto, 25, finally made their relationship public and the media attention died down.
He said: “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’.”
He added: “Once we did come out, the attention died down and that is great.”
Source: Splash News