EXCLUSIVE: Parineeti Chopra opens up on choosing wrong films and battling stereotypes

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Parineeti Chopra is currently gearing up for her much-awaited film, The Girl On The Train. The actress will be seen in a never-seen-before avatar and she will for sure break her image of the bubbly girl-next-door. In an exclusive interview with Bollywood Bubble, Parineeti told us that she is not entirely happy with some of the films she has done in her career. The Ishaqzaade actress said that she was happy at the start with her choice of films, but later she was being pushed in just one direction without having a turnaround.

Parineeti said that at the start of her career, she didn’t know how she was choosing films and she just went with her gut. But then there came a phase in her life where she started listening to a lot of people. And maybe started listening to the wrong people who convinced her to do certain films which she did for many different reasons. “I think that was the wrong choice for me because I think I should have stuck to my own gut because the one thing that I had was the disconnect from the industry,” shared the actress.

Parineeti said that she feels like she is back to listening to her gut feeling. “Like when I signed The Girl On The Train, Saina Nehwal or Animal; all these three films I feel like are the films that I wanted to do and I am as excited as I was when I was doing Hasee Toh Phasee, Ishaqzaade or Shudh Desi Romance. Even Ladies vs Ricky Bahl was the riskiest debut because there were four girls,” reasons the actress.

When asked if she intentionally chose intense, complex layered characters like in Hasee Toh Phasee, The Girl On The Train, Parineeti agreed but said that actors don’t get to make that choice.“We do films that are offered to us. Even The Girl On The Train; I have been thinking for three years that I need to change, but it didn’t come. Because people kept offering me that I had shown them evidence of on-screen.”

She further said that when writers are scripting a movie they already think which actor will fit perfectly and since the actor doesn’t have any other work, they take it up. Parineeti said, “But you will ask me why did you do that film again? So it’s not as black and white as that. Actors chose out of what they are offered.”


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Parineeti further revealed that this is the reason why she is so thankful to The Girl On The Train director Ribhu Dasgupta for thinking of her. She signed off by saying, “I don’t try and make a comeback with a complex character, I always wanted to do this, but it took 3-4 years to find it.”

The Girl On The Train will be releasing on February 26 this year on Netflix.

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