Freida Pinto broke Hollywood stereotypes
The Indian `Miral` actress said she is glad to have broken long held convention of studios casting American, often blonde haired and blue eyed, girls as the lead in blockbuster films.
She said: "I strongly believe that I am actually breaking down cultural barriers. I find it very interesting these days that films are bringing in so many people of different ethnicities and I`m proud to be a part of that cultural shift.
"I feel really happy that I have broken that stereotype that `it is not possible`. Because I personally think that anything is possible. I feel the timing is right as well. The world is getting much smaller and that`s the best way to embrace it.
Freida admitted she can see the "appeal" of her acting rivals but is glad she is able to offer a new dimension to movies.
She added: "Those other actresses have their own appeal and they bring whatever they bring to a film while I bring something that I do not particularly feel has been explored much in Hollywood.
"Ethnicity aside, we`re all humans. That`s what I believe."