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Monday, Aug 19, 2019

Parineeti Chopra-Hardik Pandya love story? It’s a marketing gimmick, silly

Parineeti Chopra has finally explained what her mysterious ‘partner’ tweet was all about.

bollywood Updated: Sep 07, 2017 09:33 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
For those calling Parineeti Chopra and Hardik Pandya’s Twitter conversation a love story already, here’s news.
For those calling Parineeti Chopra and Hardik Pandya’s Twitter conversation a love story already, here’s news.

Parineeti Chopra can’t stop laughing at potential matchmakers and advice givers on social media. A casual tweet about a ‘mysterious’ partner along with a picture and cricketer Hardik Pandya’s response to it has led to a flurry of activity on social media this week.

Now the pretty Bollywood actor has responded to all the hoopla around it by posting a video which talks of her ‘partner’. Teasing Twitterati, the actor said she was surprised how a picture with a catchy caption could get so many excited. Clarifying her position, she made it clear that her new partner was not a person but her new phone Xiaomi phone. The picture was part of the marketing campaign woven around the Flipkart-Xiaomi partnership.

Here’s what she said: “Wow guys, I didn’t know that a beautiful photo and one simple caption could demand an actual video. I guess, the picture was that amazing but now to clarify again, my perfect partner is my new phone from Xiaomi India...” She then takes about the brand, and not the cricketer.

Now, here’s how the supposed love story unfolded. On September 1, Parineeti twitter a picture of a cycle parked by a fence in a verdant surrounding and captioned it (complete with hearts): The perfect trip with the most amazing partner ?? Love is in the air!!!”

To this, the dashing Indian all-rounder reacted asking if this was a start of another Bollywood and cricket link: “@ParineetiChopra Can I guess? I think this is a second Bollywood & Cricket link. :p Great click by the way.”

To which, Parineeti responded confirming nothing: “@hardikpandya7 Hahaha. Maybe. Maybe not. All I can say is that the clue is in the pic itself!!!”

That was it -- Twitterati went into top gear with some asking Pandya to focus on his game, some others suggesting that this was “too much of drama for an advertisement”.

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First Published: Sep 07, 2017 09:32 IST

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