"I was signing films half-heartedly."
Parineeti Chopra has revealed that she has been “very unhappy” with her work over the past five years.
She also admitted that there were times when she knew that she was part of a “bad film” even in the middle of shooting it.
Parineeti has already had three releases in 2021. They are The Girl On The Train, Saina and Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar.
While The Girl On The Train got a Netflix release, the other two films got limited theatrical releases due to the pandemic.
In an interview, she admitted to doing scenes even though she was unconvinced by them.
Parineeti said: “Yeah, many scenes in many films in the last five years.
“I was very unhappy with the work I was doing. I had faith in myself but the filmmakers just wouldn’t offer me the parts I was yearning for.
“I was signing films half-heartedly. I was in a constant state of dissatisfaction.
“I will be forever indebted to three directors – Amol Gupte (Saina), Dibakar Banerjee (Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar), and Ribhu Dasgupta (The Girl On The Train).”
On whether she asked the director to modify a scene that she was not convinced about, Parineeti said:
“Had that happened the films would have turned out to be better.
“There hasn’t been a two-way relationship with the makers and so, there have been many occasions where I knew it was a bad film and went home unhappy.”
However, she stated that she will never do a film just for the money.
“Thankfully, I get paid well and I will never do a film for the wrong reasons.
“Now, my message to filmmakers is: Please watch my last three films and offer me the roles I would love to do.”
But Parineeti revealed that she has signed to do a film but later changed her mind and returned the signing fee.
She said: “Yes, it happened to me once.
“I was on the verge of doing a film but I went and refunded the signing amount because I didn’t believe in it.”
“I can’t name the producer or the film.”
Parineeti previously said that her cousin Priyanka Chopra advised her to choose “interesting” films instead of doing films “just for the sake of it”.
She stated that the advice came at a point when she was looking for roles that would break her girl-next-door image.
On the work front, Parineeti Chopra will next star in Animal, opposite Ranbir Kapoor.