"We are incredibly close," he says of the 30-year-old beauty.
' Or, ' It was all going well, what the hell happened? That's never going to change." , which tells the true story of dancer Afshin Ghaffarian, who started an underground dance troupe in Tehran, despite a strict religious ban during the 2009 Iranian election.
After Miral, Pinto will film a role in Woody Allen's next film, while Patel has been cast in M Night Shyamalan adventure The Last Airbender.
Indian-origin British actor Dev Patel says he is still best friends with his ex-girlfriend Freida Pinto despite ending their relationship in 2014.
Rumours of a relationship began shortly before Slumdog Millionaire swept the board at the Oscars in February.
Pinto, 24, and Patel, who turned 19 this week, denied they were an item, but their cover was blown by co-star Anil Kapoor.