EXCLUSIVE: Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra talk about battling people’s perceptions; ‘We are in a very gossipy and venomous society’

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Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra recently gave an applaud-worthy performance in the movie Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. The movie had faced a lot of Road bumps when it comes to its release. Initially, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar was scheduled for theatrical release on 20 March 2020, but the film was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Later, after being delayed for over a year, the movie finally released theatrically on 19 March 2021. But, soon the second wave of Covid-19 hit and the numbers were affected. Amidst this, the chatter of Arjun and Parineeti making bad career choices, the movie being jinxed and what not began. So when we sat down with the stars of the Dibakar Banerjee directorial and asked them how they sail through the wave of peoples’ perceptions, here’s what they had today.

Arjun told Bollywood Bubble, “Mein logon ki itni nai sunta. Warna chodni padti industry. Half the people who are advising you don’t know themselves what they are also doing. The honest truth is that in this industry no one has any idea what anyone is doing. Half the time they are relying on things coming together and getting formed in such a way that things fall into place. You have to work and believe your audience. I have survived far worse in my personal space by never getting concerned by what people are saying. I was told don’t do a Dibakar Banerjee film or don’t do Ki and Ka, I did it. I don’t listen to people anyways. I’m a bit numb because I just had a film release and I have been within the system all the time so I don’t pay so much attention. I have seen the highs and lows, when I was not an actor people questioned, ‘Who will take me?’, later when I got signed, ‘People questioned why was I chosen.'”

Parineeti said, “There is this great voyeuristic pleasure that people get out of discussing other people’s failures. They love to discuss and dismiss how an actor or a film is not good. They love to write off because even they are all artist and creative people who love to excel and they want to be the only ones to excel. This writing off business can happen with one film and the acceptance also comes the same. I agree with Arjun that you don’t listen to be people, but your career and life gets affected by these perceptions.” Arjun continued, “The perverse pleasure that Parineeti is talking about exists only because we are in a very gossipy and venomous society. What is social media, it is actually toxic. When you are successful, even then people talk behind your back and when you fail they talk even more. At no point, anyone realises that they are crossing the line.”

Check out the interview below:

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