Freida Pinto graces the September 2011 issue of InStyle UK wearing the same Emilio Pucci velvet and lace dress which Jessica Chastain wore to the 2011 Met Gala.

The Indian actress also wears a gorgeous Jonathan Saunders dress in her editorial with an M&S hat, Gemma Lister collar, Fendi belt and Jimmy Choo shoes.

She captured our hearts in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and during Awards Season in 2009 with her impeccable red-carpet looks.

In her interview she talks about her amazing journey since ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, her boyfriend Dev Patel, moving to London and her new movie, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” which hits cinemas on August 12 in the UK.

Here are some extracts from her interview. To read the feature in full, see the September issue of InStyle which is on sale tomorrow.

On why she loves Chanel: “I tell you why I like Chanel so much: when I started off, no one wanted to give me clothes to wear. Absolutely no one. All the labels would say “‘Who is she?” But Chanel believed in me from the very beginning. For the very first red carpet I did at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival, they dressed me up in their very current season collection. It’s a massive brand.”

On ‘Slumdog Millionaire’: “Slumdog was phenomenal… I’ve not had an experience like it since.”

On how skypeing with boyfriend Dev Patel is a tease: “We use it a lot – and we hate it as well! It’s like a tease. I also feel it’s this pressure: ‘Oh my God, he’s seeing me after two weeks, I hope my hair is okay’. It’s just hideous. I think even the most beautiful person looks stupid on Skype.”

On helping Dev develop an authentic Mumbai accent: “Yes, with the accent, he was a bit nervous. But all I told him was, ‘Don’t do the whole “Goodness Gracious Me!” thing. That just makes it very comical and it’s not required for Slumdog Millionaire.”

Credit: Alan Gelati for InStyle UK & Style.com