Five years after her breakthrough role as the anxious, doe-eyed Latika in Slumdog Millionaire, Frieda Pinto has well and truly broken through the "demure" barrier.
The 28-year-old actress' latest incarnation is as a sultry stripper named Isabella in a new music video for American superstar Bruno Mars.
Pinto features in all her linger-clad glory in the video for Mars' new single Gorilla off the album Unorthodox Jukebox.
Mars is known for his elaborate, narrative-laden music videos and 'Gorilla' is no different.
Pinto looks sensational as she reveals her racy side writhing around a stripper pole to the delight of the punters and envy of the other strippers in the seedy club.
Legendary big-screen sleazeball Luis Guzman appears in the video as the owner of the club and introduces Isabella as the "new girl in town" before Mars takes to the catwalk singing "You and me baby making love like gorillas" before the pair are seen kissing and making out in the backseat of the singer's car.
At one point Frieda even takes Mars' beloved guitar, dousing it with Tequila and setting fire to the instrument; the sprinklers then come on to in turn soak Frieda as she stands in her undies.
The music video is the latest addition to Pinto's ever-expanding CV which features a quite eclectic collection of films as well as lucrative modelling contracts with the likes of L'Oreal, Gucci and Dolce and Gabbana.
She will next be seen on the big screen in 'Desert Dancer' a biographical drama about an Iranian dancer who confronts his country's draconian cultural laws.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS