In what would come as a shock to her fans around the world, "Slumdog Millionaire" actress Freida Pinto has appeared in a provocative music video of Bruno Mars, where she is seen stripping down to her undies.
The 28-year-old Indian-born Hollywood actress plays a stripper in the just-released music video of "Gorilla" by Bruno Mars. She is seen performing some breathtaking acrobatic stunts on a pole, as men throw money at her.
The steamy video may come as a surprise to many but it fits the bill, if one is to go by the song's lyrics that read: "You got your legs up in the sky / With the devil in your eyes / Let me hear you say you want it all / Say it now, say it now."
Freida Pinto looks sexy in the video, writhing on a pole in her under garments. She is also seen sharing some passionate moments with Mars, including one in the backseat of a car. She sets a guitar on fire towards the end of the video.
The music video uploaded on YouTube on 16 October has got 1.2 million hits at the time this story was filed.
The video might have disappointed some of her fans but her publicist gave out a note saying that the "Slumdog Millionaire" actress took it as a chance to change her image.
"Freida's look in Gorilla is quite a departure from what we otherwise see. Apparently, when she was approached with this opportunity, she knew that this would be a reincarnation of sorts for her and she was quite thrilled to do it, being the risk taker that she is," said the note published by Hindustan Times.
Video: Bruno Mars' "Gorilla"