Parineeti Chopra on Kesari: We joke that I did the film just for the romantic song with Akshay Kumar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By
Mar 14, 2019 10:16 AM IST

Parineeti Chopra plays Akshay Kumar’s deceased wife in Kesari and has a small role, She reveals why she decided to be part of the action film.

Parineeti Chopra ,will soon be seen opposite Akshay Kumar in the period action flick, Kesari but her role is quite small. In an interview, Parineeti has said she agreed to be part of Akshay Kumar’s Kesari despite the limited screen time because she wanted Kesari to be part of her filmography.

Parineeti Chopra plays Akshay Kumar’’s deceased wife in Kesari.
Parineeti Chopra plays Akshay Kumar’’s deceased wife in Kesari.

Speaking to Mumbai Mirror in an interview, Parineeti said, “When Karan (Johar, producer) called me for the role, I didn’t ask him about the number of scenes I would be in. This is not that kind of a film. Fifty years from now, I can proudly say that Kesari is a part of my filmography. Most other films that I or any other actor does, there are equal parts. But I wanted to work with Karan, Anurag (Singh, director) and Akshay sir.”

“Kesari is about the boys. Of course, my character doesn’t figure in the battle. As a part of the love story in the film, I play Akshay’s deceased wife. His Havildar Ishar Singh thinks about her and their love at crucial moments of his life,” she added.

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She also revealed that a romantic song was one of the main reasons she decided to go for Kesari. “When Karan played the song for me I fell in love with it. Now, it’s a running joke between us that I did this film just for that song,” she told the tabloid.

Talking about her career graph, Parineeti had earlier told Hindustan Times, “I started my career and had four hits followed by three films that didn’t do well and then Golmaal made Rs 230 crores. So, I feel life has a weird way of balancing itself out. When I started out, I didn’t even know what failure was till I saw my first loss in Daawat-e-Ishq (2014) and everything felt so negative. But, everybody used to say ‘Don’t worry, the tide turns for every actor’. And Golmaal came and made enough money for four of my films (laughs). So, you have to be patient. Bad times are going to be tough but you have to wait for good times.”

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Parineeti was recently seen in Namastey England alongside Arjun Kapoor. She is also gearing up for the release of Jabariya Jodi with Sidharth Malhotra.

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