'Magical chemistry' evident as Freida and Dev cosy up at 'Slumdog' screening


Officially Dev Patel and Freida Pinto are yet to confirm their relationship, but the sparks flying around the couple as they attended a screening for Slumdog Millionaire on Sunday were nothing short of electric.

Holding each other close in a warm embrace and gazing into each other's eyes, the 25-year-old actress and Harrow-born Dev flashed mega-watt smiles as they posed for photographs before introducing the hit Oscar-winning film at London's Somerset House.

It was a rare public outing for Freida and 19-year-old Dev who, just two weeks ago, took special care not to be snapped together as they exited a restaurant in New York after sharing a romantic meal.

Much to the pair's amusement, the former Skins actor made a dash for it, laughing as he tried to gain distance. Meanwhile Indian beauty Freida giggled as she continued to walk on alone.

Not that their strategy has quelled the widespread belief the young couple are an item. Their cover seemed to be blown by co-star Anil Kapoor back in February who said: "When I meet them, I feel there is something happening," adding that there was a "magical chemistry" between Freida and Dev.

And back in April, the British star's mum Anita went on to confirm their on-screen romance had spilled over into real life.

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