Actor Parineeti Chopra has been going slow on signing films. Here, she rubbishes rumours that she’s acting on her mentor, Aditya Chopra’s advice, and if her choice of films is affecting her endorsements.
Why have you been lying so low of late?
I am very busy working on things that I didn’t get time for last year since I was caught up with all the films, shootings, promotions and travelling etc. But I don’t know why such a big deal is being made out because it has been just four months. It’s also important to step back, get a perspective (in life), take some time off to work on yourself, become healthier, spend time reading scripts at leisure.
Rumours suggest that Aditya Chopra has asked you to go slow on films…
That’s rubbish. It’s very unfortunate that anything wrong or unusual that any Yash Raj actor does, somehow, it’s always pinned on Adi sir. That’s not fair. Just because he doesn’t talk to the media or clarify things, it doesn’t mean he can be held responsible. He isn’t sitting on a throne ordering people to do things or not.
So what’s the reason for you not signing films?
Simply because I haven’t found anything that I have liked. I don’t want to make the mistake of signing a film that I am not happy about. So, I have to wait for a good script.
Is it true that since you don’t have films, it’s affecting your endorsements?
That’s the craziest thing I have ever heard. In fact, a few days back, my team and I were talking about how I am endorsing 10 brands now despite my last couple of films not doing very well.