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Freida Pinto's identity crisis

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Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto is taking drastic measures to prove she is Indian, by taking a DNA test.

Although she was born in Mumbai, the actress, who plays a Greek priestess in her forthcoming film Immortals, says her ethnicity is often questioned.

“The Portuguese people love to claim me as one of their own, and I don’t like that,” she told Interview magazine.

“I come from Mangalore, which is in the southern part of India, where you have a big Catholic population. Some of them were forced into conversions by the British and Portuguese. So I may not necessarily have that kind of lineage. I could pretty much be a Hindu from India... I’m going to do the DNA testing because I’m very curious.”

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