Slumdog Millionaire couple Dev Patel and Freida Pinto ended their relationship in the year 2014 after six years of courtship.
As per a popular media agency, Dev Patel revealed he is still close to Freida and considers her as his best friend. He even said they always cherish memories of their relationship.
When an international magazine asked him about Freida, the ecstatic actor said, “Oh, she’s great. She’s awesome, dude. She has been one of the most impactful people on my life. We shared a very beautiful experience together not only cinematically but personally so I’ll always have great respect for her.”
Dev is currently enjoying his singlehood and is juggling time between his new home in Los Angeles and his family who stays in London.
When asked about the women in his life, Dev revealed, “The most important women in my life are my mum and older sister, Komal. They are brutally frank — they are the people who keep me grounded through any possible ego moments.”
He further stated, “I’m a ball of energy. If I’m not asleep, I’m going at full speed at everything. Sometimes I need someone to say, ‘Bro, you need to take this seriously and focus’. I’m not really thinking about relationships or family or kids. I’m just a regular guy who spends weekends hanging out with the lads.”
The Slumdog actor feels he is a very grounded person. “I don’t go crazy and I am not very celebrity-minded. I am very grounded because, actually, acting is hard work. It’s early mornings on set and then plenty of concentration,” said Dev.
The actor will next be seen in a Hollywood biopic The Man Who Knew Infinity based on the famous mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.