38% of you want to be ac­tors

Cosmopolitan (India) - - CAREER -

Pari­neeti Cho­pra, star in Ishaqza­ade, Shudh Desi Ro­mance

One of the most re­fresh­ing ac­tors in Bol­ly­wood right now, Pari­neeti’s self-brand is suc­cess­ful, witty, and charm­ing, and ev­ery­one

wants a piece of her!

When did you de­cide you want to be an ac­tor?

“I al­ways wanted to be an in­vest­ment banker. Post the re­ces­sion, while work­ing in the mar­ket­ing team at YRF, I fell in love with the act­ing pro­fes­sion and ev­ery­thing, thank­fully, fell in place... and here I am!”

Be­ing an ac­tor is your dream job be­cause...

“It lets me play out dif­fer­ent things ev­ery­day. It’ll never get mo­not­o­nous or bor­ing, ever!”

What is your ad­vice to some­one who wishes to be an ac­tor?

“Fol­low your heart. Work hard. There’s no sub­sti­tute for that.”

What are the qual­i­ties of a suc­cess­ful ac­tor?

“Hard work. And you have to have the pas­sion to want to learn more ev­ery day to make yourself a bet­ter ac­tor!”

What’s the tough­est part about be­ing an ac­tor?

“Work­ing around the clock! But I love what I do, so no com­plaints!”

Printed dress with

cut-out de­tail, Falguni & Shane Pea­cock; wooden heel peep-toe shoes,

Elie Saab

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