They say charity begins at home. Well, for Freida Pinto it began in Dubai. She recently auctioned her 1920’s vintage Valentino gown that she wore to an event at the desert Emirate. And not just that, the actress even inspired Colin Firth to do the same. Freida is yet to sign a Bollywood film but that’s not stopping her from making just the right kind of friends in Hollywood. And one among the many is Colin Firth.
A source says, “Freida graced the red carpet at the recently concluded Dubai International Film Festival not just as a guest but also as a jury member. She was also invited by Academy Award winner Colin Firth and his wife Livia to attend a special gala hosted by them to support the annual One Night to Change Lives charity event.” The event raised a significant amount and the proceeds helped fund various initiatives including funding 14 regional schools and 10 schools in Pakistan.
The Mumbai-born actress wore a Valentino gown to the event and offered to donate it for charity. The source adds, “Livia and her team were bowled over by her generous offer. The dress fetched a whopping amount.”
Seeing Freida’s gesture, Colin too decided to pledge his custom-made Paul Smith tuxedo for the cause. “He mentioned on the stage that her act inspired him to take this step, thereby making the tuxedo his second addition to the lot auctioned from his end.”