(Image Courtesy: Parineeti Chopra Instagram)
(Image Courtesy: Parineeti Chopra Instagram)

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Acting An Emotionally Draining, Insecure Profession: Parineeti

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:


  • Parineeti made her debut in 2011 with "Ladies vs Ricky Bahl" and bagged a Special Mention at the National Film Awards for "Ishaqzaade"
  • "People see the glamour part of it. But there's so much stress." - Parineeti
  • Parineeti's latest movie, 'Namastey England', is all set to hit the box office on October 19

Parineeti Chopra recently revealed the ultimate aim of her life. She wants to reach out to the audience and tell them exactly how hard it is to be an actor and that ''all that glitters is not gold''.

In a recent interview, Parineeti opened up about the profession and what it demands from a person.

"It is the most emotional job in the world. You can be angry and still do your job. But I have to let go what I am feeling and put up a front in personal life. Can you imagine how emotionally draining that can be? On screen, I may hate a co-star, have a stomach ache, but I have to convince you of that emotion that is demanded on cue. There are times when I feel like dancing but on 'action', I'll have to cry. I'm constantly engaged in a tug of war of emotions," Chopra told.

An actor has to switch through different characters and that can often mess up the sanity of a person. The high level of stress can also interfere with the daily activities as there is always a tug of war going on in the mind.

"It's my life's aim to make people understand the job of an actor, what they go through and why they are such a protected species. People see the glamour part of it. But there's so much stress that often you don't even pay attention to the luxuries. Actors are fighting at all time. The love you get is amazing. When you don't get it, it is the most excruciating career you can be in," she says.

Parineeti ventured into the films with 'Ladies vs Ricky Bahl' (2011). Her performance in the next movie, 'Ishqzaade' (2012), was acclaimed nationally and there has been no looking back since. She went on to do unconventional movies like 'Shudh Desi Romance' (2013), 'Hasee Toh Phasee' (2014) and 'Kill Dil' (2014). Parineeti is a trained classical singer and she even lent her voice to Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin from her movie, 'Meri Pyaari Bindu' (2017).

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Even after doing such a wide variety of roles, Parineeti exclaimed that it was very difficult to be secure as an actor given the nature of the industry.

"If there's any actor who is saying we are not insecure they are lying, because this job is an emotional one. You are not pitted against each other because of talent. Even non-talented people are huge stars in the country and there are talented people who are sitting at home." 

Being a very objective person, Parineeti told that she is completely engrossed in her life, due to which she had a bit of control over the things in her life. Speaking about the choice of movies she aims to work in, Parineeti said:

"Today my choices are more planned towards my career, with the kind of films I want to line up and be watched in. I will do a mix of commercial and non-commercial, different genres. I want to dabble a lot more now with what I am offered".

She feels fortunate to have friends like Arjun Kapoor in the industry, who have been a constant support for her. Arjun corrects her on her shortcomings and reminds to be confident of her abilities, something which true friend can only do. The actors have done two films together and are reportedly working on the third film. ​​​​​​Parineeti is looking forward to "Namaste England", which releases on October 19.

(With PTI Inputs)



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