I am not famous in my own country: Freida Pinto

London: Freida Pinto has often been criticised for not starring in Indian movies, but the actress has defended herself by saying that she is not so famous in her native country.

The 26-year-old Mumbai-born rose to international fame in 2008`s `Slumdog Millionaire` and she has since appeared in a string of Hollywood projects such as Woody Allen`s `You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger` and `Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Immortals`.

But she continues to give Indian films a miss, saying she hasn`t come across a good script as of yet, reported Interview magazine.

"I haven`t done a film in India because I haven`t found a script that`s completely gotten my attention and made me passionate to get it made. I keep saying I`m not at all famous in my own country, because people do not think I have done anything for India.

"I was upset initially. I guess everybody in India has tried really hard to do what they do and then move into the West. The reason why I`m doing these things outside my country, bit by bit, is to be able to come back to India equipped with the knowledge and understanding of how to hopefully produce my own films one fine day," Pinto said.