2012 July 11

Tears Over Trishna

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(NEW YORK) Tissues necessary: that was the verdict about last night's Cinema Society, Circa, and Rachel Roy-hosted screening of the newest Freida Pinto drama, Trishna, directed by Michael Winterbottom. The plot? A heartbreaking story, with Pinta as the namesake protagonist struggling to keep her family financially afloat and her younger siblings in school. She goes to work for the son of the hotel owner Jay and they fall in love, setting the course for tales of abusive relationships, sexual double standards, and heartbreak.

Pinto's character takes a laundry list of gigs in the flick: working with, a factory job, as a dancer, a farmhand, and a waitress. As for that last stint, apparently all those trays weighed on Pinto, literally. "Carrying trays builds your arm muscle, so I literally had one budging bicep!" said Pinto.

Trishna is Pinto's second flick filmed in India, which has proven to be "really stimulating, so even if you don’t feel like doing something, the vibe of the city is like New York: it just keeps you going." recounted Pinto. "It's so energizing, colorful, and surprising.”

She’s not the only one who loves the colorful country: Roy is headed there come October, and she's apparently already prepping for the 15-hour flight. “I need a ton of magazines, I do work, and I watch movies," Roy said. Snacks take a bit more consideration than mags, though: "I also have to prep with food because at 38 [years old], you can't just eat what they serve you on the plane, or you literally blow up.” 

At the after party, the stars came out in full force to have a summer cocktail or two, many concocted with D'Usse Cognac. Wonder who? Meg Ryan, Veronica Webb, Calvin Klein, Girls' Zosia Mamet, Melissa George, and Russell Simmons headed to The Jimmy at The James in support of Pinto, Roy, and co.  

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