‘Want to present a new as­pect with each film’

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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

PHOTO: JASJEET PLAHA/HT

Pari­neeti Cho­pra will be next seen in Dibakar Baner­jee’s movie

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