Parineeti Chopra: ‘If I’d taken the pressure that comes with working in a Dibakar Banerjee film, I would’ve crumbled’


Parineeti Chopra has began the 12 months on a excessive be aware with two movie releases, The Girl On The Train and Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, and the third one, Saina, is on its approach to the big-screen.

In this interview with, Chopra spoke about how she didn’t let the pressure of working with Dibakar Banerjee have an effect on her as a result of if she did, she would “crumble” below it. She additionally regarded again at her profession in Bollywood, which she says was “up-down-up kind of a career graph”.

Excerpts from the interview:

Back to again releases in 2021. How does it really feel when your movies that have been in the making for thus lengthy are lastly getting launched?

We have been releasing all three movies — The Girl on the Train, Saina and Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar final 12 months, however due to the pandemic, we needed to cease. So, I don’t take into account these to be long-waiting, in reality, they’ve launched on time given the circumstances all of us went by final 12 months.

I shot for Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar a lot earlier. It wasn’t prepared and needed to be edited once more, however all stated and finished, future has a half to play, and I am pleased that they’re all coming this 12 months, as a result of I need to make a new path for myself. I need to play totally different roles and I need to present that to individuals. So, I really feel actually blessed that I am getting this chance to point out all my movies collectively.

With Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and Saina you’ve gotten labored with a few of the most critically acclaimed movie administrators. How was the expertise working with them?

I am extraordinarily pleased and very blessed that these administrators selected me. Amole (Gupte) sir, Dibakar (Banerjee) sir, they’re a few of the filmmakers who don’t get simply impressed with any form of mediocre work. I love that type of expectation from my administrators, I find it irresistible when they aren’t okay with mediocrity and that they won’t surrender on you till you give your greatest shot. So, this dynamic between an actor and a director actually works for me, as a result of then I can put my greatest foot ahead. It labored completely for me in Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar.

When it’s a Dibakar Banerjee movie, all the focus goes to how good the movie could be as he’s identified for giving one thing totally different with each movie. Does that add to the pressure on the star solid?

No. I assume for those who take the pressure in that manner you then’ll crumble below that pressure as a result of you have already got this enormous accountability to play this layered character that he has written, and also you need to do that properly. So, you simply focus on the movie and the function that he’s written this time and provides it your greatest; That’s how I approached it because it was already such a tough situation and already such a tough function to play, so if I had taken that pressure, I would have crumbled, so I simply targeted on the work.

Your and Arjun’s chemistry has all the time been nice. Since he debuted reverse you in Ishaqzaade, how would you describe his progress, as an actor and as a person?

So a few years of labor after Ishaqzaade, after which learnt a lot from our highs and lows after which we got here again for this movie, I assume that journey was crucial for each of us as a result of this movie required that chemistry and maturity for the characters we performed, and we have been capable of harness that a little extra naturally than say, we’d be capable to a few years in the past. A movie like this required us to start out working from day one, and I am so glad that we didn’t must waste any time breaking the ice, attending to know the co-actor, we simply dived into it on day one, we needed to present our greatest from the second we began working on the movie. Arjun is one in every of the first buddies I made in the trade, so it helps when you realize the individual, so you may simply focus on the work with out bothering about the rest.

A decade since your debut movie Ladies vs Ricky Behl launched, how happy are you with your profession graph? What in keeping with you is the spotlight of your first decade?

I assume my journey has been great as a result of I wanted that increase of confidence and motivation proper at the begin when I wasn’t even certain if I was going to be an actor, which I obtained — the viewers gave a lot love, the appreciation and awards, all of it helped me cement my ardour for performing and gave me the confidence that sure, that is what I need to be doing.

I additionally noticed some failures which taught me a lot, I learnt a lot of issues, unlearned a lot on the manner. So, that up-down-up type of graph works for me. I am at a part the place it’s trying good and with The Girl On the Train doing properly, and Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar getting good critiques, I really feel content material and hope that individuals will like Saina too, after which I have Animal, which I am very enthusiastic about too. So, going from one movie to a different has all the time been a journey for me, and I continue learning from it.

Do you consider that some failures make you stronger? Does criticism trouble you?

I do very properly with suggestions. In reality, I want suggestions, I want individuals round me to inform me how I am doing all the time as a result of that is the world that I am significantly new to. It is an trade I am studying about day by day, so I am very severe about honest suggestions. Sometimes, the downtime teaches you the most, and I am glad that I have had that expertise and I have learnt from it. If I had not had the ups and downs, I’d by no means have learnt the classes that I wanted.


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