Freida Pinto says she's excited about making yet another visit to the Toronto Film Festival this year.
The actress, who attended last year's festival to promote Miral and Woody Allen's You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, is the star of Michael Winterbottom's latest project, Trishna which is showing at the festival.
Speaking at the Los Angeles premiere of Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, she said: "I always look forward to the Toronto Film Festival, it's one of my favourites."
She went on: "That's where Slumdog Millionaire became what it became."
Trishna, filmed in India, is a story of doomed love based on Thomas Hardy's novel Tess Of The D'Urbervilles. It stars Riz Ahmed as the son of a property developer, and Freida as the daughter of an auto rickshaw owner.
Freida - who stars alongside Tom Felton and James Franco in the Planet Of The Apes - said she was compelled to take the role in the reboot.
"I read it and felt instantly that this was a very current issue," she continued.
"I've never really read a script that involves animals that has made me cry, so this one was heartbreaking. The relationship that has established between humans and our closest cousins, the apes, was beautiful and very grounded in reality. So I thought this was gonna be it, this is the film I have to do."