I feel honoured to be compared to Kajol: Parineeti Chopra

Published: Dec 26, 2013, 08:01 IST | Nilesh Rao

Parineeti Chopra is a complete livewire. Quiz her on what's happening in life and she quips excitedly "Life is good with loads of work and hectic promotion of my upcoming film

I am enjoying this phase because I always wanted to have a busy schedule as an actress”. Here’s catching the actress in a candid mood.

A fruitful association
Like every actor, I wanted to work with top notch production houses and directors. Fortunately, I got a dream debut with the Yash Raj banner. I wanted to work with Karan Johar and that wish is being fulfilled with my upcoming release which he is co-producing with Anurag Kashyap. Both of them belong to diiferent schools of filmmaking which is an enriching experience for any artiste. The film is a sweet love story between an eccentric scientist and a sweet boy.

Working relationship
Initially, when I met Siddharth Malhotra, he would keep to himself. It took a few meetings and interactions for him to open, now I have to tell him to stop talking (laughs). He’s a really cool and collected guy. When I would be stuck with a scene, he was always ready to help me out.

Comparisons with Kajol
I feel honoured to be compared to her. I have this dream of becoming the best actress and Kajol is my inspiration as I consider her as one of the most wonderful actresses the country has seen. Her sincerity towards her craft is amazing.

No limitations
Ishaqzaade was about a girl who gets raped on the first night of her marriage, while Shudh Desi Romace was about lovers who were driven by hormones. Both required performances where I couldn’t draw a line. If I did that, then I would be limiting myself as actress and will be called an underperformer. I want to be known as the best actress and to prove that I want to take on good roles where I want to give my all. My past and upcoming films are a testament to that.

Just friends
Initially, it bothered me when the media termed my friendship with Maneesh Sharma as an affair. But I have learnt to accept it. He is my best friend and I am glad that we share a comfort level where we can laugh off such stories. I understand that we are in a field which is under constant media scrutiny though it can get overwhelming at times.

Chucking fashion
I have never been fashion conscious. Earlier, I was not bothered about my clothes, hair or make up, but now I take efforts to look good. Yet, given a chance, I would erase fashion out of my life. 

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