Although she wasn’t here since a very long time, Parineeti Chopra managed to carve a very special place for herself in bollywood with a charming and lively personality and remarkable acting talent. With Hasee Toh Phasee up for release, the actress talks to the media about how she got into films and about her relationship with the directors here, along with Maneesh Sharma.
A business graduate from a UK, films was not what Parineeti Chopra had planned for a career. Recalling how she got into films, Parineeti says, “I applied and got a job as a marketing intern with YRF and started enjoying films and then got myself a permanent job. After a year, I thought of giving acting a shot. I had only done school plays for annual days before that. The good thing was I did not struggle and got my first film, Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, easily.
I had worked on the marketing of Band Baaja Baaraat and Maneesh Sharma would often see me and say, ‘Why don’t you become an actress?’ That got me thinking, but I did not tell him till one day he sent me to the casting director to give my audition. After a few months, I resigned from my job as I had decided to go and take an acting course. But the very next day, I got a call from Maneesh saying they wanted to sign a three-film deal with me. I went to meet Adi and just cried and hugged him.”
So what about her alleged relationship with Maneesh Sharma? Here’s what Parineeti Chopra has got to say about it,
“I love Maneesh and he has changed my life, but am not in a relationship with him. After Sahaj, he is my go-to person. I can wake up Maneesh in the middle of the night if I have a problem. I get along with people older to me as they talk more sense. Maneesh is 33 and one of the most wonderful people I have met.”
“I love him, I love him a lot and he is the greatest person I have met. I consider him my best friend. My parents too really like him and everytime I buy something like a car or house, my mother will send him a text saying, ‘Thank you again and it’s because of you, she is here.’ He is the angel in my life” Parineeti Chopra adds about Maneesh Sharma.