London -- Indian actress Freida Pinto, who made a big entry in Hollywood with Slumdog Millionaire, said it was not easy to tackle the instant fame brought to her by the Oscar winner movie. She said, it was only due to the presence of boyfriend Dev Patel, who was also her co-star in the film, that she successfully handled the tough task. She said that Dev truly understood what she was feeling then as he was also facing the same situation, Contactmusic reported. "If I needed to talk to someone about what happened, he was the only one who knew what was going on. It was nice to have those moments and that experience together. "It took a while to accept what had happened. As much as I was happy with what was going on, it was almost too much to take in for somebody who'd never experienced any of that before," she added.