Freida Pinto is secretly married, claims friend
Freida Pinto has been hiding a secret husband, a close friend of the couple has claimed.
The 24-year-old Slumdog Millionaire star rarely talks about her private life and, last weekend, it was suggested she had separated from her fiancé, Mumbai-based marketing executive Rohan Antao.
However, it is now claimed the couple are actually married, tying the knot in Goa in December 2007.
Antao is said to be ‘heartbroken’ after Pinto ended their relationship last month, reportedly citing the pressures of her newfound fame.
They had been together since 2004, when both were students at St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai.
The friend told the Daily Telegraph: ‘Freida and Rohan fell in love at college and were extremely close. They were great together.
‘The marriage was an impulsive decision and both of them went to a designer to get the gown made.
‘Rohan was with her throughout her years as an actress when she was not at all famous.
‘He supported her during the filming of Slumdog and the pair even celebrated the film’s success at the Toronto Film Festival together last year.
‘However, she just stopped calling him around the time of the Golden Globes awards, when the film started to make waves internationally. He is completely shocked at being dumped and is heartbroken.’
Last night Pinto’s Indian agent, Meenakshi Gehani, said: ‘We do not want to comment on this matter.
‘However, if she is married then whoever is claiming it should produce a marriage certificate.’