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Parineeti Chopra accused of lying about being poor, clarifies her stance in a statement

Actor Parineeti Chopra’s video talking about how her family didn’t have money to even buy a car and how she had to cycle to school, has gone viral. However, her friends from school, have called this a fabricated lie for publicity.

bollywood Updated: May 30, 2017 13:38 IST
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Hindustan Times
Actor Parineeti Chopra has finally posted an official statement refuting all the false claims made by her so-called classmates.
Actor Parineeti Chopra has finally posted an official statement refuting all the false claims made by her so-called classmates.(AFP)

Actor Parineeti Chopra recently attended an event at a self-defense academy for women in Mumbai along with actor Akshay Kumar. At the event, the actor spoke about how her family went through financial crunch, when she was in school, and that she never had the money to learn martial arts. Talking about that phase of her life, Parineeti said that she did not have the money to go to school by car or bus and would cycle everyday.

“I am so touched after coming here, as I am thinking about my life. I am from a very small city, Ambala. I had two brothers growing up and we had a lot of difficulties. We didn’t have any money, so I used to commute by cycle, to school. We did not have a car, or even money for the bus. I used to fight with my mom and dad saying why do I have to cycle to school every day. I did not have the money to join a martial arts class during the time. I am so happy for you that you got this opportunity. Thank yourselves that you are graduating from such an institute. Make use of this knowledge and go kick some ass,” she was quoted as saying.

Watch the video here:

However, this revelation doesn’t seem to have gone down well with the rest of her classmates. Someone who knew her back then, claimed that whatever Parineeti spoke was nothing but a blatant lie, for publicity sake.

Read his post here:

Many people have reacted to his post and have tagged other friends as well. Kartika Varma Raja, who also went to the same school as Parineeti, agreed that this was not true. “Even I am from CJM ambala. @anuj ..this is ridiculous man!! (sic)” Another ex student from CJM, Deepali Malhotra Bhatti, replied, “All cjmites can vouch for the lies about her financial status. Most kids from Ambala Cantt cycled to Cjm during those days, including many well-off ones. There could have been eve-teasing on roads but why the sob story of poverty?? (sic).” Priyanka Mundhar, who is also from CJM said, “Can’t believe what she just said ! May be she wants people to relate with her... but she took it too far with this “No Money” story (sic).”

Here are some of the comments made by her classmates on the Facebook post.

While everyone was waiting to hear Parineeti’s side of the story, the actor has finally posted an official statement on her Twitter account refuting all these false claims made by her classmates. “I know I said this even that day but somehow it’s been misconstrued, about something very irrelevant about me having a car or not!! I was talking about using a car and driver to go to school that’s all. The essence of what and why I was giving that examples was completely lost. (sic),” she wrote.

Read her full statement here:

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First Published: May 30, 2017 13:04 IST