Los Angeles: 'Slumdog Millionaire' star Freida Pinto says she is proud to have broken Hollywood stereotypes in terms of leading ladies in films.
The 26-year-old actress said she is glad to have broken long held convention of studios casting American, often blonde haired and blue eyed girls as the lead in films, reported Contactmusic.
"I feel really happy that I have broken that stereotype that 'it is not possible'. Because I personally think that anything is possible. I feel the timing is right as well. The world is getting much smaller and that's the best way to embrace it," she said.
"Those other actresses have their own appeal and they bring whatever they bring to a film while I bring something that I do not particularly feel has been explored much in Hollywood," she added.
The Mumbai-born actress has been cast by director Julian Schnabel to play the lead role in 'Miral', a film about a Palestinian girl. Pinto is glad that American filmmakers are now more acceptive of actors from other ethnicities like her.
"I strongly believe that I am actually breaking down cultural barriers. I find it very interesting these days that films are bringing in so many people of different ethnicities and I'm proud to be a part of that cultural shift," she said.