Rise of the Planet of the Apes actress Freida Pinto has revealed that she did not have a problem with performing her sex scene for the movie Trishna. Freida admitted that she understood the requirements of the role and that the sex scene was needed to help tell the story.
Pinto explained that director Michael Winterbottom put her at ease, “I understood what Michael was getting at. It was not just gratuitous. It was required. We were talking about a passionate love story gone wrong. It bordered on sadism. So I did not see anything wrong in it.”
Trishna tells the story of a property developer, whose son falls in love with the daughter of an auto rickshaw. However, all does not end well for the young lovers. The movie is a retelling of the Thomas Hardy novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles and also stars Riz Ahmed.