Parineeti Chopra: I play a child in a grownup’s body

Parineeti Chopra, who has done bubbly bindaas roles in all the films she has been in, says she doesn’t feel she’s being typecast. She feels that the roles she’s played, are very different from each other.

The 25 year old actress said, “To say that I am only playing bindaas characters is I think a very limited way of looking at the characters I’ve played. I mean, just because my character in Ladies Vs Ricky Behl, Ishaqzaade, Shuddh Desi Romance, and Hasee Toh Phasee were unconventional, does it mean they are all the same?”

“Of course, no matter who the actor is, his or her personality is bound to seep into the character. But to me my characters in Ishaqzaade, Shuddh Desi Romance and Hasee Toh Phasee are entirely different. No similarity at all. In the first, I was shooting guns all over the place. In the second, I was a small-town girl smoking, drinking and living in with her boyfriend. And now in Hasee Toh Phasee, I am almost a child in a grownup girl’s body. It’s very easy and simplistic to slot me,” she added.

When asked about working with Habib Faisal for the second time in Daawat-e-Ishq, she says “Habib will always be special. He gave me Ishaqzaade. When I did ‘Ishaqzaade with Habib sir, I was new and raw. This time while doing Daawat-e-Ishq with him I understand his craft much better. I think I am much better able to understand what he wants from me as an actor. I don’t have to struggle to understand him. So the work atmosphere is far smoother and we get the scenes done far quicker.”

Working with Aditya Roy Kapoor and Anupam Kher in Daawat-e-Ishq was a nice experience for her.

“We’ve become really close. Anupam Sir is like Aditya’s and my age. We quickly finish our shots and rush to his van. I am already depressed because the shooting is nearly over. I want to do more films with Anupam sir,” she said.

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