To be fair, it’s not like she let us forget her just like that. She didn’t even disappear. She might not have been in a film since ‘Kill Dil’ in 2014, she did appear on dozens of magazine covers. We do remember sharing about it here. Pari will now be back in ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ and she said that she never felt like she was on a break. Again, to be fair, she wasn’t as she was busy doing cover shoots, concerts and interviews. But what can’t be denied is that she is a good actress, she has an onscreen presence. Throughout this interview by Hindustan Times, Pari keeps mentioning about how people didn’t forget her. We understand how that could be a big deal because people forget things fast these days. When you are not that unique and there are others like you, it’s quite easy for people to forget you. Pari said she took the time out to get fit. That’s strange because we were under the impression that she wasn’t getting any good offers. If she was getting good films, why would she take a break and not jump at these offers? We think Aditya Chopra told her to take a break to lose weight so that he can focus on his fave, Vaani Kapoor.
Pari compared her journey or rather, an actor’s journey to a game of chess. We don’t play chess, so we have no idea whether she’s right or wrong. Pari also talks about the blind item that linked her to a lady friend of hers and says how she has been linked with both boys and girls. It’s also nice how she talks about being friendly and supportive of the other girls. But then again, these girls are smart enough to know not to say anything negative about their colleagues in public. It’s no longer like the old times when heroines would publicly complain about other heroines. Check out what Pari has to say on the things going on in her life and how she’s happy to be back.
Parineeti Chopra Interview
Parineeti on ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’
It feels like it’s my first release (laughs). It’s been a while since I experience the feeling you get when a film releases. But I am very excited. I am very happy with Meri Pyaari Bindu. I look forward to seeing how people react [to the film].
Parineeti on how the audience didn’t forget her
Even in my so-called off time, people didn’t forget me thankfully. They still have expectations and want me to do well in a film. If people don’t have expectations of an actor, don’t miss him or her, or don’t want to see them on screen, then it goes exactly against what we work for, and it’s very scary.
Parineeti on why she took a break
I wanted to achieve a certain level of fitness before I started reading scripts. I took a break for only one year, and then I started shooting MPB. But by the time it is ready for release, another year has passed. I worked on my home, my personal life and my health during the break.
Parineeti on whether she wasn’t scared to take a break
If people had forgotten me, written me off or didn’t miss me, I would be like, Oh my God, I didn’t have any impact on their lives’. But that didn’t happen. I never felt like I was on a break. I was so busy even during that one year, shooting for ads and going for events, etc.
Parineeti on her contemporaries, Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor
I think I am part of this gang of girls, who are working in films at the same time but in different kinds of films. Everybody has a flop or two or a hit or a flop, but we are all in this together. The most beautiful thing is that we are all positive towards each other. We are constantly in touch and are constantly talking about and encouraging each other’s work. So, it really doesn’t feel like, What is my standing?’ Nobody will believe this, but that feeling is genuinely not there between any of us. We stand up for each other. We are very friendly, and we also inspire each other.
Parineeti talks about having flops
They take any actor in the world a step back. However, with a hit, you move forward. It’s like a game of chess, wherein you move forward with every hit movie and with a flop you come back. So, since my last two films were flops, I am one step back. But the moment I deliver a hit film, I will be back to where I was.
Parineeti on her dream start
There are very few people who receive a dream start the way I had. I had four back-to-back hits and bagged all awards. But flop films will naturally affect an actor’s career. You have to understand and know that’s its fine. I don’t sit and say, Arre ab main kya karun? (What do I do now?)’. I am not that kind of person.
Parineeti on how flops affect her
You feel sad because you felt that the films would do well. But that’s the risk you take; it’s there with every film. There’s always a 50-50 chance [of it working]. I am an actor, and in the papers with all the limelight, but it comes with a huge risk. It is not as glamorous as it looks. It’s a gamble. It’s like that all over the world, be it in Hollywood, Bollywood or Tollywood.
Parineeti on being linked to her lady friend
It’s a little funny because a month or two back, my best friend, Sanjana and I had gone to Dubai and when I came back, they linked me with her. There was an article about me and Sanjana saying, Are they more than friends?’ Now, a month or so later, this (a new rumour) has come out. I am used to such rumours. It’s fine. I will, as always, never talk about my personal life. I will let it be.
Parineeti on being single forever
You guys are only hearing about it while I have been experiencing it. Whether there’s someone in my personal life or not, I have decided that I won’t ever talk about it because they write absolute s***t, and they talk about people who aren’t used to being in the news. Earlier, it used to be Uday (Chopra; actor), then Maneesh and now Sanjana. So, I have been linked with boys as well as girls now. And they are all non-actors. It’s not fair. I have decided that just because I am friends with people, their lives shouldn’t be affected. So, I will not say anything. People don’t understand that it affects our personal lives and also our friendships with people. But I don’t want to get angry. It’s okay, you guys do your job and I will do mine (laughs).