‘Want to present a new aspect with each film’
She is just six years old in Bollywood and has been a part of nine films, mostly in different genres. And actor Parineeti Chopra says that she prefers not to play repetitive characters.
“Audiences are keen to see a performance, as much as they like watching stars and larger-than-life films. So being able to deliver in different genres and tackle a variety of roles has more value. Personally, for me, repeating myself at this stage of my career would just be uninspiring. I like to challenge myself and put out (present) a new shade (aspect) with each film,” said Parineeti.
She was last seen on screen in the comic entertainer Golmaal Again, which minted over Rs 200 crores in India. Does crossing such benchmarks matter to her? “As an actor, you want to have a great body of work, but I would be lying if I said that the Rs 100 crore benchmark doesn’t matter. It matters to every actor. It just shows how audiences are accepting you, how much they love you,” she added. Her next film is Dibakar Banerjee’s Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. Parineeti said that Banerjee was always on the list of her dream directors.“I have always been fortunate to work with amazing directors. Dibakar has been on my dream directors’ list ever since I took up acting. Working with him has involved elaborate prep and very focused workshops. He has an exquisite eye for nuance and detail,” she said.
Parineeti will be seen as a fiercely ambitious girl in the film. Is she similar in real life?
“I am ambitious, yes, just not fiercely ambitious. When I take up something, I give it my absolute best. I focus on it 100 per cent and try achieving it. I don’t like ambition that tries to put down people and talent. I feel there is enough room for everyone to grow,” she said and added, “I want to work on varied characters, films and subjects. In that sense, I am passionate more than ambitious.” Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar also stars her Ishaqzaade (2012) co-star Arjun Kapoor, and she says that her relationship with Arjun has not changed.
I am ambitious, yes, just not fiercely ambitious. When I take up something, I give it my absolute best. I don’t like ambition that tries to put down people and talent PARINEETI CHOPRA, ACTOR
Parineeti Chopra will be next seen in Dibakar Banerjee’s movie