Updated April 12th, 2024 at 19:05 IST

Parineeti Chopra On Gaining 15 Kg For Amar Singh Chamkila: No Fun In Looking Like Yourself In Biopic

Parineeti Chopra opened up about the fun she had while shooting for Amar Singh Chamkila. The actress gained 15 kg for her role in the film.

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Parineeti Chopra, who essays the role of Amarjot Kaur in Amar Singh Chamkila, has opened up on the fun she had while shooting for the movie under the guidance of director Imtiaz Ali. The team of the movie recently made an appearance on a chat show where they talked about the making process of the film. The actress revealed she gained 15 kg weight for her character. 

Parineeti Chopra on her transformation for Amar Singh Chamkila

Talking about her experience portraying Amarjot's role, Parineeti shared,  “Under Imtiaz’s guidance, the amount of fun I have had shooting this film with all the food and parathas he has fed me, I don't think I will have so much fun doing any other film.”


On her transformation for the role, the 35-year-old actress added, “There is no fun in looking like your own self in a biopic. I gained 15 kg immediately because I wanted to look like Amarjot. She performed at shows during her pregnancy, and I had to look the part.”

What is Amar Singh Chamkila about? 

The film charts the untold true story of Punjab's original rockstar of the masses, the highest record-selling artist of his time, Amar Singh Chamkila, often referred to as the 'Elvis Presley of Punjab'. Shot in real locations, the film promises to transport the audience to the vibrant and rhythmic world of Punjab's folk music, right to the rustic Akhadaas (live music performances in villages) where Chamkila’s voice would once roar.


Amar Singh Chamkila shows the untold true story of Chamkila, the highest record-selling artist of his time, who emerged from the shadows of poverty and rose to the heights of popularity in the 80s due to the sheer power of his music. However, his music angered several in his village, leading to his assassination at the young age of 27.

Produced by Mohit Choudhary, Select Media Holdings LLP, Saregama, and Window Seat Films, it is streaming on Netflix.


(with inputs from IANS)



Published April 12th, 2024 at 19:05 IST