‘I’M GLAD PEO­PLE DIDN’T WRITE ME OFF DUR­ING MY BREAK’

Pari­neeti Cho­pra says it would’ve been scary had she been for­got­ten

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Prashant Singh

She has been away from the big screen since her last film, Kill Dill, in 2014. Her time away in­cludes a self-im­posed year­long break. Now ready to face the box-of­fice head on with a film re­lease af­ter two years, Pari­neeti Cho­pra is def­i­nitely ex­cited, but also thank­ful.

“Even in my so-called ‘off pe­riod’, peo­ple thank­fully didn’t for­get me,” says the 28-year-old. “Had they writ­ten me off or didn’t miss me, I’d be like, ‘Oh my God, I didn’t make any im­pact in their lives.’ But that didn’t hap­pen.”

Talk­ing about the film (that also stars Ayush­mann Khur­rana), Pari jokes: “It feels like it’s my first re­lease. Let’s see how peo­ple re­act.”

While the break was much­needed, says the ac­tor, she wanted to achieve a level of fit­ness be­fore sign­ing her next. “I worked on my home, my life, my health,” says Pari­neeti, who opens up about be­ing back in ac­tion.

Where do you see your­self in the in­dus­try as far as con­tem­po­raries such as Alia Bhatt, Shrad­dha Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor are con­cerned?

I’m a part of this gang of girls in films... Ev­ery­body has a flop or two or a hit as well, but we’re in this to­gether. The most beau­ti­ful thing is that we’re pos­i­tive to­wards each other. We’re con­stantly in touch, en­cour­ag­ing each other.

Your per­sonal life is back in news (ru­mours are she is dat­ing an as­sis­tant direc­tor, Charit De­sai).

As al­ways and that’s okay (smiles)! It’s a lit­tle funny be­cause a month or two months back, my best friend San­jana and I had gone to Dubai, and when I came back, they linked me with her... I’m very much sin­gle.

We’ve been hear­ing the same thing (that she is sin­gle) for­ever...

Whether there’s some­one in my per­sonal life or not, I have de­cided that I won’t ever talk be­cause peo­ple write ab­so­lute s***t. I have de­cided that just be­cause I’m friends with peo­ple, their lives shouldn’t be af­fected. But I don’t want to get an­gry and be like, ‘It’s okay, you guys do your job and I will do mine (laughs).’

While on a break, I worked on my home, my life, my health PARI­NEETI CHO­PRA, AC­TOR

PHOTO: PRAMOD THAKUR/HT

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