Freida Pinto is grateful for Dev Patel`s criticisms
The `Trishna` actress - who has been dating her `Slumdog Millionaire` co-star since they worked on the film in 2007 - likes discussing her work with her boyfriend because she knows he will always give her honest feedback, rather than just say what she wants to hear.
She said: "I like being able to ask Dev, `What do you think of this?` He`s very honest. He`s not, `You were wonderful darling.` He`ll be like, `Hmmm. The film`s not really about you but be happy that you made it."
The 27-year-old actress also admitted she wishes directors would see past her beauty and offer her more challenging movie roles.
She added in an interview with Culture magazine: "I wish people would think outside the box when it comes to casting me.
"There`s this ultimate satisfaction an actor gets from the effort invested in a part where the transformation takes you as far from yourself as it`s possible to go.
"I hope that sort of work comes my way because I feel I can do it.
"I don`t think `Rise of the Planet of the Apes` or `Immortals` had space for that kind of involvement. They want you to give 100 per cent, but the characters don`t allow that room for manoeuvre.
"I`m happy I did those films. You realise though, that it`s all about getting on set, waiting around doing your job and getting out."