Freida Pinto accidentally stabbed ‘Trishna’ co-star Riz Ahmed

By: Hayley Bradbrook

Freida Pinto recently opened up about the time that she accidentally stabbed Riz Ahmed while shooting their 2011 film Trishna. During an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday (Apr. 4), the 32-year-old actress recalled how she wounded the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star on set.

“In the scene, I get frenzied and I am stabbing him with a knife. So I’m doing it with a prop knife, where the blade retracts, and I’m kind of stabbing the bed,” said Freida, adding that the prop master switched the fake knife for a real one without her knowledge. “Somewhere in the frenzy they swapped the knife and put a real knife in my hand and they told me stab the bed.”

The Mumbai native admitted that a chaotic scene unfolded in front of her very eyes after she accidentally hurt Riz during the scene. “I got his skin on the side of his rib cage … there was fake blood everywhere!” Freida even believed for a moment that the incident was fatal, admitting to Seth, “I thought I really killed him!”


Freida looked stunning while promoting her new TV series in NYC.

The stunning actress shared her on-set nightmare while promoting her upcoming TV mini-series Guerilla. The political drama follows the lives of two activists in the 1970s, who are determined to free a political prisoner. The series also stars Idris Elba.

While on the press circuit, Freida has maintained her status as a trend-setter by stepping out wearing bold fashion statements, including vibrant florals by Diane Von Furstenberg.

Don't miss a beat with HELLO! Canada's Daily Hits newsletter, your daily dose of royal and celebrity news, fashion, weddings and more. CLICK HERE to sign up for free!