Parineeti Chopra Talks About Being Compared To Emily Blunt Because Of The 'Girl On The Train' Remake

Shubanka Sridhar , 14 Jun 2019
Parineeti Chopra (Source: Instagram | @parineetichopra)
Parineeti Chopra (Source: Instagram | @parineetichopra)

Parineeti Chopra has always been one actress who has made brought life to every character she has played. Right from her debut in a lead role in Ishaqzaade to her lovely performance in Hasee Toh Phasee, fans always look forward to seeing her on screen. Pari has some great films in the pipeline, one of those being the official remake of Hollywood’s hit thriller The Girl on the Train.

The Girl on the Train is based on the 2015 bestseller of the same name by Paula Hawkins. The film narrates the story of a divorced woman who gets entangled in a missing persons’ investigation that throws her life to the brink. Pari will reprise the role of the protagonist essayed by Emily Blunt in the original, which was a highly appreciated performance.

While people are already talking about how Parineeti will step into Emily’s shoes, Pari has a very straightforward and practical approach to dealing with this pressure. She says she is okay with the fact that her performance will be compared to Emily’s.

Here’s what she said:

Emily Blunt’s performance in The Girl on the Train had blown my mind and it is a privilege for me to play the character that she essayed so brilliantly on screen. The restrain and range she showed as an actor proves what a fantastic actor she is. When any actor does a remake of a loved film, there are expectations to match the original, if not better it. I realise that the audience will look at our film and draw comparisons to the original and compare my perfor to Emily’s. There is nothing an actor in the remake can do to steer away from this conversation so the best way to approach this film for me is to embrace the fact that parallels will be drawn.

She added that she is concentrating on doing her best to bring the character to life for the Indian audiences and hopes that the film does as well as the original did.

Talking about how Emily’s a great reference point for her to base her character on, Pari shared:

Emily’s performance is a superb reference point for me. She has brought to life a character from paper and she was genius at it. I will try and add my own rendition to the loved character. As an actor, I have always wanted to challenge myself and enjoy the process of acting. This role gives me an opportunity to do just that. I hope it will be interesting for people to see how Emily and I performed the same role with our individual uniqueness.

Parineeti and Emily are both amazing actors and we surely cannot wait to see Pari bring her A-Game to the picture and kill it!

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