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Sonali Joshi Pitale (MID-DAY; May 6, 2013)
It is a big moment for Parineeti Chopra. Winning a national award at so early on in her career is a big achievement. But unfortunately her favourite cousin Priyanka Chopra couldn’t be part of it, even though she intended to.
Priyanka has said to have earlier promised Parineeti that she will make sure to travel with her to Delhi to attend the national award, she couldn’t manage to do so.
Instead, Priyanka sent her mother, Madhu to accompany Parineeti to Delhi.
Last year Priyanka had thrown a party to celebthe success of Ishaqzaade, for which Parineeti won the national award.
A source says, “Priyanka was excited to go to Delhi. She was all set to attend the ceremony but due to some work commitments, she had to cancel her visit.” The source adds, “Priyanka, however, ensured that her mother went instead to give Parineeti the emotional support.” The event was on last Friday and Parineeti celebrated over the weekend in Delhi with her friends and family.
Talking to us from Delhi, she says, “Not only my aunt (Madhu), about 14 relatives came for the function and were whistling, cheering for me even though it was supposed to be a sombre ceremony. We later had a party for 70 other family members. We were all singing, eating and laughing. Everyone was excited to meet each other after such a long time.” So finally, it turned out to be a big, boisterous Punjabi reunion party, even without Priyanka Chopra.
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; April 30, 2013)
Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap’s upcoming romantic triangle film — starring Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra and Adah Sharma — seems to be loosely based on the Yash Chopra produced and Deepak Sareen directed Aaina (1993). Parineeti essays Juhi Chawla’s role and Adah plays Amrita Singh while Sidharth Malhotra plays the role of Jackie Shroff.
A source says, “Sidharth is currently shooting for it at Film City. The entire film will be set and shot in Mumbai. Sidharth, a Johar protégé will be playing the protagonist in the film. His role is written such that it will highlight his strong points. The story deals with Adah Sharma and Sidharth playing a couple who have been in love for over eight years and than Adah’s younger sister Parineeti comes in and Sidharth falls in love with her which incidentally was also the premise of Aaina.” The source furthers adds, “Sidharth’s name in the film will be Nikhil Bharadwaj. He plays a Punjabi boy from Delhi, a middle- class boy who loves his parents and always wants to see everyone happy. Sidharth wants reach the top and is very competitive. So that he gets well into character he has asked everyone on set to call him Nikhil. He behaves as his character would all day on set. He is putting in a lot of hard work to prove that he has the talent to get him to the top.”
Vikas Behl of Phantom who is co-producing the film with KJo did not revert to our SMS.
Sonali Joshi Pitale (MID-DAY; April 29, 2013)
Parineeti Chopra arranged for a surprise gift for her parents with the help of her younger brother Sahaj. A source says, “Parineeti is busy shooting for her film, however recently she asked her brother to book a car worth Rs 28 lakh for her mother and father back home in Ambala.” Her brother followed her instructions and got the car from Chandigarh. “Although Parineeti could not go and surprise her parents personally. She asked her brother to take the delivery of the car. He drove the luxury car to their home and asked them to come out. They were stunned to see the spanking new wheels. Later Sahaj told them how Parineeti had arranged everything. Her dad and mom were ecstatic and proud of her,” the source adds.
Parineeti Chopra shoots from the hips when we quiz her about sex appeal, Maneesh Sharma and the perks of being an actress
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 26, 2013)
Parineeti Chopra was shooting at Film City for Hasee Toh Phasee with Sidharth Malhotra when Mirror caught up with her. With a special mention for her performance in Ishaqzaade at the 60th National Awards and a slew of rather interesting films on the anvil, she is never at a loss for words, even when we try to catch her off guard with the tricky questions. Excerpts from the conversation:
There was a time when you disliked actors and acting, isn’t it? (Laughs) Yes, I used to think that the profession was an excuse to wear too much makeup, travel far and wide, and make quick money. Let me be more candid. I thought actors were successful for no reason. And everyone at YRF would tell me what a big dramebaaz I was.
If we are not wrong, even Anushka Sharma used to address you the same way… Yes. Even Rani Mukerji used to tell me the same thing. (Pauses) Slowly I realised acting was no cakewalk. And I started nursing a strong desire to make a splash in Bollywood.
And your second film Ishaqzaade got you a speacial mention at the 60th National Awards… I am very excited at the thought of receiving this honour from the President of India. I will never forget that day when I started receiving a flurry of messages congratulating me for the same. But I couldn’t believe it until Karan Johar and my sister sent me a More >
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; April 24, 2013)
Actress Adah Sharma who made her debut in 1920 will now be seen in Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap’s joint production Hasee Toh Phasee. The film stars Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra in lead roles. Adah will be part of the triangle in the film.
A source informs, “Adah has already started shooting for the film but it has been kept under wraps as the producers want to make an official announcement. However Adah was seen shooting for the film at Bandra Bandstand on Friday along with Siddharth and Parineeti.”
The source further says, “Parineeti and Adah play sisters. The script is kept under wraps. This is also the first official tie up between Anurag’s (co- production with Vikas Bahl, Madhu Mantena and Vikramaditya Motwane) and Karan’s companies and the film is being made on a huge budget. Adah has been keeping a low profile of late and will soon be seen in an upcoming film Hum Hain Rahi CAR Ke, which also has a cameo by Sanjay Dutt and apart from, that she has only been doing films down South. This is her first major break after 1920.”
Upala KBR (DNA; April 22, 2013)
Ranveer Singh is chilling at his home in Bandra. He greets me warmly — almost like a long-lost friend, even though this is our second meeting. An array of sweets are placed before me (he keeps nibbling on them, though he’s supposed to be on a strict diet). During the course of our conversation I notice that he has a certain emotional intensity about him that was missing earlier. Also, he is more guarded now… the devil-may-care attitude is reigned in. He has dialled down the madness (he has been called a monkey on steroids), but the quicksilver charm is on full power, and what hasn’t changed is how the words pour out of him in a passionate stream almost running into each other. Here he talks about growing up, not being a brat and his sex-appeal. Read on….
You are doing the modern interpretation of Romeo and Juliet (Ram Leela). Do you believe in that kind of do-or-die love? I am an extremely passionate, do-or-die kind of a person. I am over-emotional, over-impulsive, very reckless and careless when it comes to love. I can’t plan or calculate in romance.
What is the most impulsive thing that you have ever done in love? I get so infused with passion sometimes that I find myself doing crazy stuff. When I was younger, I was in a very passionate, volatile, tempestuous relationship. Some fights have been very bad, I have even broken things. One time I had injured my leg and was walking around with a walking stick. I heard something and got so angry More >
More and more production houses are coming together to make films… Aakanksha Naval-Shetye investigates the upside and flipside of this new business model
Aakanksha Naval-Shetye (DNA; April 21, 2013)
B-Town has developed a fascination with joint-productions. But is there a sense behind these partnerships? Ideally when two big banners come together, they should bring their strengths to the table. Like a big A-list hero. So when Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala announce a film together, one should bring Shah Rukh Khan to the table and the other Salman Khan. Now that would be big. But their co-production 2 States stars two newcomers Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor. The question begging to be asked is: Why does a Dharma or a Nadiadwala need to come together to cast these newbies? The answer is simple. Karan wanted to make this film and Sajid had bought the rights to the Chetan Bhagat’s novel.
Ekta Kapoor announces co-venture with Pritish Nandy Communications to produce Shaadi Ke Side Effects starring Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar. Again, here was a film that was a sequel to PNC’s Pyar Ke Side Effects, they wanted a A-List star to act in the film. Ekta, liked the script and roped Vidya for the film.
Then there is Karan Johar and Anurag Basu’s Hasee Toh Phasee with Parneeti Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra in the lead. Karan has admitted many times that he doesn’t have the sensibility to make a film like Anurag, though he thinks there is an audience for his brand of cinema, like Udaan, More >
Seema Sinha (BOMBAY TIMES; April 20, 2013)
Sidharth Malhotra began shooting for Hasee Toh Phasee with co-star Parineeti Chopra on Thursday. “Nothing like facing the camera,” he said, excitedly.
In his second screen outing, Sidharth plays a more relatable character. “It isn’t an over-the-top role . And unlike my previous film Student Of The Year, where I played a student, I play my age and am shown as a middle-class working man,” he said. Of her role, Parineeti said, “My character is quite a difficult one. I deliberately choose roles that make me nervous. I do a lot of homework and until I get it right, I don’t give up.”
Parineeti found Sidharth to be “a superb co-star” who “never gets worked up”. She noted, “He kept telling me to take it easy”.
Sidharth felt “Parineeti has lot of spunk, energy and there is a good give-and-take with her” and admitted that her role had “more quirkiness” to it.
The first day involved the actors getting to know the new team, getting accustomed to the environment and discovering their characters. Both were happy about working with debutant director Vinil Mathew, a veteran ad filmmaker. “It didn’t feel like the first day of shoot because he is so sorted and knows exactly what he wants. He made us rehearse a lot during a twomonth workshop before shooting began”, revealed Sidharth.
“Our producers, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Vikas Bahl visited us on the sets. We will have enough people to give their inputs on the More >
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 >
Aakansha Naval-Shetye (DNA; April 10, 2013)
Parineeti Chopra, two films old in the industry, wants to adopt children at some point in her life. And not just one or two, but she may even beat Angelina Jolie — who has adopted three children. Parineeti shares, “Oh yes, I hope I can financially and emotionally support as many children as possible.” Inspired by Jolie? But the inspiration, says she, is neither a Hollywood nor Bollywood star. Instead, Parineeti reveals that the real inspirations are her parents who support more than 50 children. “Why do I need to look elsewhere? For me they have been my inspiration all through my growing years,” she quips.
She reveals that her parents support these children, and some of them are married now. “I have grown up seeing my parents taking care of all these children. And I want to be able to do that someday. Personally, take care of children and to provide care and education to as many as I can.”
Single mom? Nah! Isn’t she too young for that? “Age doesn’t matter, it’s whether or not I am able to take care of their requirements.”
So, a single mother? “No, I definitely want a man in my life, and have kids of my own too,” she smiles, before adding, “But I need to be more financially secure to be able to support the children.”