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Aakansha Naval-Shetye (DNA; April 15, 2013)
It’s not every day that a Bollywood actress gets a special mention at the National Awards, especially when she is a newcomer. But Parineeti Chopra is not your average, everyday actress. She made her debut in an unconventional film, doesn’t look like the current crop of actresses (read stick thin) and is yet to play a femme fatale on screen. No item songs to her credit either. She’d done meaty roles in both her films. A performer, and she has awards to prove it. The newbie emerged from under the shadow of her famous cousin Priyanka Chopra, even before they could register that fact. A realist, Parineeti says, “You are as good as your last film.” Competitive but hard working, here the Ishaqzaade girl talks about her fundas for films, food and being fat!
Two films old and already awarded and applauded. What are you looking forward to now? I don’t feel that I have achieved anything yet. There’s so much more to look forward to, many more films to be done. Right now I’m not even thinking in terms of accomplishment. I have a long way to go. Maybe two years later…
You had an unconventional debut, followed by an equally hatke role in Ishaqzaade. Ever wondered how it worked? Yes, my debut in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl wasn’t a leading role. I was told by many that it was a bad role to debut with. But I remember Adi (producer Aditya Chopra) telling me that no matter what the role, giving it your best and getting noticed for it is what makes it More >
The effervescent Parineeti Chopra ranks among the top five on the FOLLO popularity scales, way ahead of actors who have been in the game for much longer. Taking a break from shooting in Jodhpur, she chats nineteen to the dozen on everything. To listen to the full conversation log onto www.follo.co.in/parineeti on your mobile
Indu Mirani and Anju Maskeri (BOMBAY TIMES; March 15, 2013)
How much of a heartbreaker were you in college? (Laughs uproariously) I was more of a body breaker because I weighed 85 kilos. I was too fat for anybody to fall in love with me. I had a very sad life in college. No heart breaks, no romance, nothing.
How much like your Dimple Chadda role in Ladies vs Ricky Bahl are you? I think I’m very similar to the role. I’m a typical Punjabi girl, loud mouthed, emotional, just like the character. And that’s why I was selected. However Zoya of Ishaqzaade was very different. But in both cases I had to act, irrespective of how similar or different I am to my reel life role.
How similar or different are you and Priyanka Chopra as girls? I think we are similar. We both wear our heart on our sleeve, we are very emotional and hardworking. We are very close to our family and we have very few, but close friends. We are boisterous and energetic. It’s a good thing that we are similar because when I ask her for advice, I know she can put herself in my shoes.
Tell us something about your family. My family is a typical loud, small town Punjabi family. We love eating More >
She is often spotted hanging out with Maneesh Sharma who she has been apparently dating for a while now
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 17, 2012)
Parineeti Chopra, with a charming on screen presence in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl and also Ishaqzaade, had a lot of male hearts beating for her. But the young actress seems to have found her match already. And it isn’t her Uday ‘Sir’ (Chopra) or Jackky Bhagnani as rumoured. Parineeti has been dating the director of her debut film Maneesh Sharma for a while now. In fact, their relationship has become so strong with time, that both are in a comfortable happy space now, say sources close to the couple.
“They started knowing each other on the sets of Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl. Over time, they fell in love. In fact, it was Maneesh who asked Parineeti to meet Habib Faisal and discuss Ishaqzaade. However, she landed the role solely on her own merit,” said a source close to the couple.
Incidentally, Maneesh was in a steady relationship with one of his colleagues until Parineeti came into his life. “Both of them are foodies and are often spotted at a Bandra eatery,” added the source.
Apparently, Parineeti, who stars in Maneesh’s next project as well, accompanied him to Jaipur for a recce in July this year. But as far as outings in Mumbai are concerned, the couple is rather careful. “Only their close friends are aware of the relationship. They aren’t too comfortable discussing it and choose to keep their relationship out of the media More >
The actor tells us how Bhansali pushed him to shake off his Bandra airs and get under the skin of a Gujarati Romeo
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 8, 2012)
Bagging the lead role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming romance Ram Leela was easier than being chosen for Band Baaja Baraat. “YRF saw my audition and they took a few weeks to confirm me. This happened within a couple of days,” laughs Ranveer Singh.
Whereas, it was only later that the actor realised what it takes to be a Bhansali hero. And learning to speak Hindi with a Gujarati twang was just a part of it.
“He is not a director who is easily pleased. He wants you to push more and more… till he gets what he wants. Woh aasani se nahi mannte. Shooting has started and I am starting today,” Ranveer tells us and launches an extensive account of all that he has done to get into the character of a Gujarati Romeo.
“I’m happy to have a director like Bhansali. He is very particular about the preparation.” In fact, it was the filmmaker who suggested that with Ranveer’s remarkable ability to pick up an accent (born and brought up in Mumbai, he played the quintessential Delhi boy in his debut), they should try something new in Ram Leela as well.
“We went through the script and read all the dialogues in a Gujarati accent. The last part of the workshop was to imbibe the accent,” Ranveer tells us about the training process. He did not want to sound funny or isolate any community. Neither did he want to sound like a More >
Touted as the ‘next big thing’ in B-Town, Parineeti Chopra presently has no film!
Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; September 5, 2012)
Though she played a supporting role in her debut flick Maneesh Sharma’s Ladies V/Ricky Bahl last year, she got noticed and notched up several awards. She reaped honours for being the Best Newcomer to the Best Supporting Actress to the Superstar of Tomorrow. Her next flick Habib Faisal’s Ishaqzaade that released earlier this year had her essay the female lead for which too she earned laudable reviews.
Just when everyone assumed that Parineeti would be snapped up in several other projects, the actress is still awaiting her third B-Town outing. Touted as the next big thing in Bollywood, Priyanka Chopra’s cousin currently has no takers! She has a three-film deal with Yash Raj Films. After Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl and Ishaqzaade, she has to do one more film. But so far no announcement has been made with her in the cast. And for those films in which there was buzz about being cast have either not taken off or she finds someone else being cast.
Says a source, “There was a great deal of speculation that she would be cast in Atul Sabharwal’s Aurangzeb being produced by Aditya Chopra which is Arjun Kapoor’s next project. But the makers decided to take newcomer Sasha Agha, daughter of yesteryear actress-singer Salma Agha.” Adds the source, “There was also buzz about her being part of Abhinav Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet with Ranbir Kapoor. But with Ranbir having More >
The filmmaker has cast YRF’s blue-eyed girl over his ladylove in his next
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 7, 2012)
Punit Malhotra’s next after I Hate Luv Storys is one of the most awaited ventures this year. And though the young filmmaker had retained his hero from the previous venture Imran Khan for it, the hunt for the female lead had been on. According to reports, Sonam Kapoor, the heroine of Punit’s debut venture and also reportedly his lady love, was the frontrunner. But Mirror has learnt that Parineeti Chopra has finally bagged the coveted role.
Interestingly, Parineeti is not the only YRF favourite who had been poached by Karan Johar this year. Arjun Kapoor, too bagged a role in KJo and Sajid Nadiadwala’s joint venture 2 States recently.
A source close to the production house revealed, “Aditya Chopra and Karan Johar are very close. When Karan wanted to work with Parineeti, he only had to ask.” Apparently, industrywallahs and even people in the production house had taken Sonam’s inclusion in the film as a foregone conclusion. “Sonam has fewer projects in hand right now. So everybody thought she would be the female lead. When Punit decided on Parineeti, it came as a surprise,” said the source.
The role however, fits Parineeti’s brash, outspoken onscreen image to the T. According to the source, the female lead in the film, a love story is similar to the actress’ previous on screen roles in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl and Ishaqzaade.
Punit, who had remained evasive More >
PTI (MID-DAY; May 17, 2012)
Newbie actress Parineeti Chopra, who is basking in the glory of her latest film “Ishaqzaade”, says she is ready to don a bikini. Parineeti, 24, started her career with “Ladies VS Ricky Bahl” in 2011 and said she has set no limitations for herself as an actress and will also do intimate scenes if script demands.
“I have no limitations and that is because I believe in myself. When you finish reading a script and you still remember about that one kissing scene and think that the script is good… But just because it has a kissing scene, hence you will not do it.
This means that with what intention the writer must have wrote that scene, you have not understood it,” Parneeti told PTI. Even in “Ishaqzaade”, there are few intimate scenes between her and co-star Arjun Kapoor.
“When I was reading this (Ishaqzaade) script, I did not think of love making or kissing scene. The placement of the scene in the movie is right and it is not that it has been put for fun or for everyone to enjoy. If you like the script for what it is… if the intention of the writer is to have a lovemaking scene, or kissing scene or bikini or dance or whatever, I will do it. I feel as an actor one must not have any inhibition,” she said. “Ishaqzaade” is a romantic drama directed by Habib Faisal and produced by Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films.
While the film is the launch pad for Arjun, it is the second outing for Faisal as a director after “Do Dooni Chaar”. The film released on May More >
Parineeti Chopra speaks to Madhureeta Mukherjee about her debut film, big sis Priyanka and being star-struck
BOMBAY TIMES (May 11, 2012)
You are a ‘small-town success story’ personified… If it were my dream to be an actor, then this would be true. I’ve grown up wanting to be a banker. I was a topper in school, and did my post-grad in finance. If it weren’t for the recession in Britain, I would have never landed in Mumbai and become an actress.
Somewhere you were starstruck too? I used to hate actors. I was the prudish banker who’d settle abroad in a cushy job. I used to tell Priyanka that all she had to do was doll up and deliver dialogues!
Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl wasn’t an ideal dream debut, was it? Ideally, Ishaqzaade is my dream debut. But Aditya Chopra had told me that I wouldn’t regret doing a cameo in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl, and look where I’ve reached.
So, all set to hear gossip about yourself? You know, the media is made out to be such a monster. But if you say something, they will write about it. Simple. Don’t we spice up stories while telling them to our friends? It’s the same.
Did you bully Arjun as a one-film-old senior? Arjun has grown up on film sets; he has Bollywood in his blood. He ended up being the senior and explaining technicalities to me.
It’s strange you guys weren’t linked up at all… Isn’t that the right way? I don’t know, it would be very awkward dating Arjun. We’re in that right comfortable zone, have great chemistry and hang out as More >
THE MUCH AWAITED WEEKEND IS FINALLY HERE!
The two films that release tomorrow haven’t generated considerable excitement. But both seem interesting enough. My take:
ISHAQZAADE: The film marks the debut of Boney Kapoor’s son Arjun and is directed by Do Dooni Chaar director Habib Faisal. The leading lady is Parineeti Chopra who won everyone’s hearts with her cute act in Ladies VS Ricky Bahl. The film is been talked ever since the first trailer was out and the songs too have been appreciated, especially Pareshaan! The movie has been filmed in and around Lucknow and although the story is set in the summers, Ishaqzaade was actually shot in freezing winters! Moreover, both Arjun-Parineeti had to undergo intense training and had to learn gun firing. Parineeti in fact has now become a pro in hitting the bullseye!
A lot of newcomers are launched on a regular basis in Bollywood but very few attract eyeballs even before the release. Ayushman Khurana did it before Vicky Donor and the same can be seen for Arjun Kapoor. And that is a huge feat! As for Ishaqzaade, the opening will be moderate but if the response is good, it can and will grow!
DANGEROUS ISHHQ: The promos of the film are ordinary. The songs too haven’t been appreciated much. Yet, this film deserves to be awaited simply because it’s Vikram Bhatt’s second 3D outing after Haunted. In fact, even Haunted (which was a box office success) hadn’t created much buzz before release. Moreover, the lead was the ‘flop actor’ Mimoh aka More >
By IANS (MID-DAY; May 8, 2012)
Actress Parineeti Chopra, whose first solo film “Ishaqzaade” hits theatres Friday, holds three degrees in finance and always dreamt of becoming an investment banker. But global recession in 2009 changed her future, and she landed up as an actor.
“I am triple-qualified. I have done triple honours in Business, Finance and Economics. I have grown up wanting to be a banker, so studying finance was an automatic thing,” the 23-year-old said.
“I went to England and studied in Manchester Business School. Then I went to London because I wanted to work in an investment bank. But recession hit in 2009 and I wasn’t getting jobs and it was not because of my qualification, it was because they couldn’t give jobs to who were not British nationals,” she added.
That’s when she had to return home.
“I came back to India and I wanted to do an internship for six months and I happened to come to the Yash Raj Films (YRF) office and I was very intrigued by this huge studio in Mumbai. So I said let me try,” said Parineeti, who made her debut with YRF’s “Ladies VS Ricky Bahl” in 2011.
Parineeti, who happens to be actress Priyanka Chopra’s cousin, says her close proximity with the profession increased her interest in acting.
“I used to work with actors at very close quarters. My respect for the profession increased, I fell in love with acting, I loved what actors used to do and I always felt like I could do this and I could do this well. So I decided to become an More >