I don’t want to be limited by my body: Parineeti Chopra

It has been five years since Parineeti Chopra entered the film industry. The actor admits that she is still getting used to the ways of Bollywood, especially in the face of unsubstantiated stories and rumours. “That’s the unfortunate bit, and that is why you constantly have to explain yourself. But that’s fine. It’s part of the job” she says.


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“It’s great that I got some time off [after completing Kill Dil; 2014]. Even emotionally, the amount of enjoyment that I get out of working now, and the commitment I have towards it, is much more. Plus, my focus is greater. I was a banker and I have an academic background. So, for me to get used to how the film industry functions is a huge thing (smiles).”

Parineeti, who impressed filmgoers with her sizzling avatar in the song ‘Jaaneman aah’ from Dishoom, says talent and looks are equally important for her. “Because you might be the greatest actor, but it’s also important to look every part. That could mean looking glamorous, fit or even fat, as per the character’s requirements,” she says.

Parineeti Chopra will next be seen in Meri Pyaari Bindu with Ayushmann Khurrana.

Last year, in December, Parineeti’s fitness photo shoot made her the talk of town. “I wanted to show the power I have as a girl. So, when my image makeover got highlighted in the song (‘Jaaneman aah’), I was really excited,” says the actor.

Last year, in December, Parineeti’s sporty photo shoot made her the talk of the town. “I wanted to show the power I have as a girl. So, when my image makeover got highlighted in that song (‘Jaaneman aah’), I was really excited,” she says.
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Although Parineeti has changed her girl-next-door image with the photo shoot and the song, the actor says she “wasn’t nervous at all”. “In fact, I was thinking, ‘I’m finally getting to do this.’ I didn’t struggle with it. It was inside me, and I just had to take it out. I am excited to do everything right now — to dance, look sexy and be a Bollywood heroine (laughs),” she says.