The 28-year-old Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto covers Vogue India’s October issue in a black tweed jacket worn over a satin bralet and boy shorts.
Pinto herself acknowledged the transformation. “October seems to be a month of surprises. Unleashing another part of me that’s confident, unapologetic and empowered!” she tweeted of the cover on Oct. 2.
And it seems that the makeover isn’t just superficial. Inside the magazine, the actress, whose longterm boyfriend is her Slumdog costar Dev Patel, isn’t afraid to speak her mind. Speaking of the many requests for her to dance to “Jai ho” (to reenact one of the beloved movie’s most famous scenes), she said, “After one year of doing [it] on every live television show, you go ‘Screw you! I’m not doing it one more time’.”