Priyanka had nothing to do with my Bollywood debut: Parineeti Chopra

Added by harini on Dec 31, 2012

Actress Parineeti Chopra, who made her debut with ‘Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl’ and then went to star in hit movie ‘Ishaqzaade’, said that unlike the popular belief her cousin Priyanka Chopra had nothing to do with her Bollywood debut.

“There is this popular belief that I got her first movie because of my cousin, Priyanka, but the fact is that I knew Maneesh Sharma, who directed ‘Ladies VS Ricky Bahl’, since a long time and that's how I was approached,” she said.

Recently the actress has been in news for turning down a meaty role opposite Akshay Kumar in Hindi remake of Tamil superhit movie ‘Thuppakki’, to be directed by AR Murugadoss.

“I really want to work with Akshay Kumar and Vipul Shah (co-producer) one day. But things just didn't work out with this project. And Vipulji completely understood my point. I don't know why such a big hullabaloo is being made out of this,” said Parineeti Chopra in an interview.

Its been rumored that despite her movies doing well and her performance winning her accolades and two Filmfare awards, the actress is currently out of work. But the actress denies these reports.

“I am not going to do that. I have been offered many films, and some of them might actually be great projects to do. But it is my personal choice to do a film that I will always be proud of. Maneesh's (Sharma) film is among such projects. I don't want to do films just because they will get me a lot of money or are made by big directors and feature huge stars,” she said.

The reason Parineeti Chopra got 3 months off is because director Maneesh Sharma wad advised three months bed rest from doctors.

“Yes, we were supposed to start in August but since he had a slipped disc problem, the doctors advised him almost three months of complete bed rest,” she said.

Parineeti Chopra said that other than Maneesh Sharma’s movie she has two more projects, which she will reveal only next year.

“I can confirm that next year. I have signed two more films in which my roles are great and I am not a mere showpiece. But it will take time to finalize things, shoot them and bring them out on screens,” she concluded.

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