Parineeti Chopra: I'm ready to don a bikini
Actress Parineeti Chopra, who is basking in the glory of her latest film Ishaqzaade, says she is ready to don a bikini.
Parineeti, 24, started her career with Ladies vs Ricky Bahl in 2011 and said she has set no limitations for herself as an actress and will also do intimate scenes if the script demands.
Image: Parineeti Chopra
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
'I have no limitations because I believe in myself'
"I have no limitations because I believe in myself.
"When you finish reading a script and think it is good but have reservations about a kissing scene, it means that you haven't understood the script completely," she said.
Ishaqzaade also features a few intimate scenes between her and co-star Arjun Kapoor.
Image: Parineeti Chopra with Arjun Kapoor in Ishaqzaade
'I feel as an actor one must not have inhibitions'
"When I was reading this (Ishaqzaade) script, I did not think of love-making or kissing scenes. The scenes in the movie were required and weren't put just for fun.
"If I like the script for what it is and if the writer thinks that a lovemaking scene or a bikini scene is important in it, I will do it. I feel as an actor one must not have inhibitions," she said.
Ishaqzaade is a romantic drama directed by Habib Faisal and produced by Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films. While the film is the launch pad for Arjun, it is the second outing for Faisal as a director after Do Dooni Chaar.
Image: Parineeti Chopra And Arjun Kapoor in Ishaqzaade
'You don't have to believe in the numbers game'
The film, released on May 11, is doing well at the box office and has collected over Rs 16 crore in its first weekend. It is believed that the film is made at a budget of Rs 25 crore.
The rustic love story has turned out to be the fifth biggest first day opener after Agneepath (Rs 23 crore), Housefull 2 (Rs 14 crore), Agent Vinod (Rs 10 crore) and Jannat 2 (Rs 8.52 crore).
"The film did well. You don't have to believe in it (the numbers game) but there will be numbers involved. When you make a film, you will either make money or won't.
"Numbers can only tell you if people are going to watch the film or not. He (Arjun) had told me that we must see the result from Monday onwards. More people are watching the film even on weekdays," the actress said.
Image: Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra in Ishaqzaade
'The biggest compliment was when Aditya and Yash Chopra liked our work'
"Every film has an audience, big stars and directors are crowd-pullers but our film didn't have any of those highlights. So the fact that it's doing so well makes us proud," she added.
The actress is also elated with the response and appreciation for the movie coming from all quarters, including the makers -- Aditya and Yash Chopra.
"For me the biggest compliment was when Aditya and Yash Chopra liked our work. Their compliment matters a lot to us. They appreciated both of us a lot," Parineeti said.
She has also clarified that she has not signed any film with Arjun again or with directors Pradeep Sarkar and Shimit Amin.
Image: Parineeti Chopra