Freida Pinto returns to India with her next film "Trishna," which releases in the U.S. July 13. Co-starring Riz Ahmed, this powerful look at the tension between ancient privilege and modern equality comes from acclaimed filmmaker Michael Winterbottom, director of the Angelina Jolie-Irrfan Khan film "A Mighty Heart." "Trishna" will premiere at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York City ahead of its July release in theaters.
Based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel Tess of the D'Ubervilles, "Trishna" stars Pinto who soars as the title character in her most revealing performance yet. Trishna lives with her family in a village in Rajasthan, India's largest state. As the eldest daughter, she works in a nearby resort to help pay the bills. Jay (Riz Ahmed, FOUR LIONS) is the wealthy son of a property developer. When he takes up managing a resort at his father's request, he meets Trishna at a dance and their fates cross. Jay finds every opportunity to win Trishna's affection and she accepts his efforts with shy curiosity. But when the two move to Mumbai and become a couple, Jay's deep family bond threatens the young lovers' bliss.
"Trishna" Release Date: July 13, 2012