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I call Priyanka every half an hour: Parineeti

She made her acting debut with Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl last year. And even though Parineeti Chopra has bagged a string of awards in the newcomer category, she still banks heavily on her superstar cousin Priyanka Chopra for “good advice.”

bollywood Updated: Apr 06, 2012 19:22 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl,Parineeti Chopra,Hindustan Times

She made her acting debut with Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl last year. And even though Parineeti Chopra has bagged a string of awards in the newcomer category, she still banks heavily on her superstar cousin Priyanka Chopra for "good advice."



"It’s a pure co-incidence that we happen to be in the same profession. Otherwise, our relationship is of a typical elder sister and younger sibling," says Parineeti. "Priyanka always gives me advice on all the things under the sun. I am in touch with her constantly over the phone."



Ask Parineeti if she looks at Priyanka as competition, and she says: "How can I even think of being in competition with her? Besides being a protective sister, she has been in the industry for a decade now. Our equation has only gotten better after my acting debut. Now I call her every half an hour to ask a new question."



The Ambala girl adds that no matter how busy Priyanka is, she is always there for her. "Whenever I need any advice, she is the first person I call because our family is not a filmi one. And she is the only one who has been in the industry and knows things," says the young actor, who will be seen next in the Arjun Kapoor-starrer, Ishaqzaade.







"From my first film onwards, I’ve been lucky. There, I got a very strong, author-backed role. Dimple (her character in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl) had strong dialogue. What worked for me is the fact that like Dimple, I too belong to the same kind of world — a small town called Ambala. My character turned out to be very authentic and believable due to my north Indian connection," she explains.

First Published: Apr 03, 2012 12:15 IST