Parineeti Chopra Shares Why She Had To Turn Down Deepika Padukone's Role In Piku

Jahnavi Patel , 18 Jun 2019
Parineeti Chopra and Deepika Padukone in Piku (Source: Instagram | @parineetichopra)
Parineeti Chopra and Deepika Padukone in Piku (Source: Instagram | @parineetichopra)

When we watch Piku, we can’t help but notice how well the actors were cast in the roles. It is difficult to imagine any other actor as Bhaskor Banerjee (played by Amitabh Bachchan), Piku Banerjee (played by Deepika Padukone) and Rana Chaudhary (played by Irrfan Khan), hai na? But did you know that Deepika wasn’t the original choice to play Piku? The first choice was Parineeti Chopra.

Parineeti recently shot for an episode of BFFS With Vogue with Sania Mirza and in the game round, Platter of Punishment, Neha Dhupia (the host) asked Pari to name one film she turned down, but shouldn’t have. The actor revealed the film was none other than Piku.

She said:

I didn’t really turn down the film, it was a confusion. I was going to do another film at the same time and then that film also didn’t happen so it was my loss!

Though we loved Deepika as Piku, Parineeti also would have done justice to the role in the Shoojit Sircar directorial. What do you think?

Besides Piku, the Ishaqzaade actress was also asked about the love advice she’d like to give to her single co-stars Sidharth Malhotra and Aditya Roy Kapur. “I think both of them are not really in the space to commit right now so I think they should continue what they’re doing and when they’ll be ready, they should only have a permanent girlfriend then. Because I know them and I speak to them about these things so I think they should also do it when they’re ready,” she said. She also added that one shouldn’t get married just because all the other people around them are.

Neha then asked her if that is what she has told Arjun, to which, Parineeti said, “Arjun I cannot tell anything. Wo apni life ka malik hai. Wo jo karta hai, he does it when he wants to do it!

That’s a piece of very wise advice, Parineeti!

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