Jan 252018

As Parineeti Chopra reunites with Arjun Kapoor for Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, she opens up on her easy equation with co-star

Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra
Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti Chopra is as excited about reuniting with her Ishaqzaade (2012) co-star Arjun Kapoor as fans of the duo are. Days after her look as the no-nonsense corporate woman from the upcoming romantic thriller, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, was unveiled, Chopra says she’s looking forward to romancing Kapoor’s “sexy” police officer. “Arjun and I go back a long way. I am very protective of him. We share this great equation where we can be brutally honest, and yet incredibly offensive with each other. This comes from the fact that we are fond of one another,” says Chopra, who also holds discussions on “love and life” with the actor.

As filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee would have it, Chopra divulges little about the film before the trailer’s release. But, she is willing to describe her character as one who is “fiercely ambitious”. “She is focused on her career. Her clarity defines her, which is inspiring. The characters [Kapoor and Chopra’s] belong to different spectrums of life. They are inadvertently brought together. The film chronicles the story of a man and woman who can’t stand each other, but can’t survive without one another either.” Recently, Chopra was busy filming for a venture when she suddenly found herself becoming the butt of jokes on social media.

Filmmaker Karan Johar had tweeted a picture of Akshay Kumar in character from the upcoming historical, Kesari, while welcoming Chopra aboard the project. Twitterati did not miss musing on his snafu, editing images of Chopra on Kumar’s face in a bid to poke fun at the director. But Chopra is far from baffled with the reaction. “Frankly, it was silly. Karan was doing the right thing by sharing an image from the film to announce the female actor. Social media has ceased to surprise me anymore. I consider it my daily dose of entertainment.” But talk of her collaboration with Kumar, who has in the recent past, backed contextually strong ventures, lights up her face. “Akshay is gifted and talented. I have a lot to learn from him,” she said. Meanwhile, the brand ambassador of Tourism Australia is looking forward to her next trip Down Under. “There are places that I have visited where people make their soaps and perfumes. I want to bring such elements to the forefront and promote that culture.”

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