Pari­neeti called out for ly­ing; says she was mis­un­der­stood

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At a re­cent event in Mum­bai, ac­tor Pari­neeti Cho­pra opened up about how her fam­ily faced fi­nan­cial crunch in her school­ing days. “I am from a small city, Am­bala. We didn’t have any money, so I used to com­mute by cy­cle, to school. We did not have a car, or even money for the bus,” she said. A video of the same went vi­ral.

The rev­e­la­tion, how­ever, didn’t go down well with the ac­tor’s class­mates from Con­vent of Je­sus and Mary, Am­bala. They took to so­cial me­dia, call­ing her a “liar” look­ing for “pub­lic­ity”. They re­vealed that Pari­neeti had two cars at home.

Kkanoo Gupta posted on Face­book, “Shame... com­ing from a priv­i­leged back­ground and ly­ing through the teeth in front of cam­era... Com­ing from the same school I prob­a­bly also re­mem­ber the car her fa­ther used to have. And go­ing to school on a cy­cle was a trend those days, and also a priv­i­lege not ev­ery one had (sic).”

Other batch­mates joined in. “All CJMites can vouch for the lies about her fi­nan­cial sta­tus .... There could have been eveteas­ing on roads but why the sob story of poverty?” wrote Deepali Mal­ho­tra Bhatti.

Clar­i­fy­ing her stance, Pari­neeti posted an of­fi­cial state­ment: “I know I said this, but it’s been mis­con­strued, about some­thing ir­rel­e­vant about me hav­ing a car or not! ... The essence of why I was giv­ing an ex­am­ple was lost.”

PHOTO: IANS

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