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. VIDEO "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. VIDEO
First Published: Apr 03, 2012 12:15 IST