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Freida Pinto felt 'touched by god' at Oscars

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Freida Pinto felt 'touched by god' at Oscars

Freida Pinto felt like she had been "touched by God" when she went to the Oscars.

The 30-year-old actress never expected 'Slumdog Millionaire' - which picked up eight Academy Awards in 2009 - to be so successful and had an amazing night when she went to the prestigious ceremony for the first time.

She said: "'Slumdog Millionaire' was like a first love. None of what happened was expected; the next thing I know, I'm walking down the red carpet at the Oscars in my John Galliano dress. The ceremony was so beautiful. To feel the energy in that room -- it was like being touched by God."

The 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' actress was so excited and grateful to be invited to all of the awards ceremonies at the time that she's kept a lot of souvenirs from that period of her life.

In a piece for Los Angeles Magazine, Freida wrote: "I still have a small suitcase full of memorabilia from the ceremonies. I stole my name card from the Directors Guild of America Awards, and I took one of the 'Slumdog Millionaire' tags that were on the table at the Governors Ball.

"I was so dedicated to remembering all the people I met that when they gave me their card, I would write where I met them and in what context on the back. My agent turned to me and said, "Good luck keeping up with that."