"suddenly, my acting was questioned"
Parineeti Chopra has given her thoughts on the criticism she receives on her performances when a film fails.
She also spoke about how a director has an impact on the actor’s performance.
Parineeti last appeared in Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. The film was directed by Dibakar Banerjee and it was released in March 2021.
The film was praised and Parineeti credits Dibakar for bringing out the best in her. However, she also said that when films did not work, her performance was criticised.
She said: “If you have talent and that talent can be brought out, that is the biggest achievement of an actor.
“There are so many actors who are talented but do not find a good script.
“They just keep telling that they are talented but they are unable to showcase it, that’s the most unfortunate situation.
“But with me, it was the other way around.
“When I started, my initial 5-6 movies were good, I got all the awards for them, I got all the appreciation for them.
“But after that, suddenly, my acting was questioned because the films didn’t work.
“But no one questioned the films and said that it did not do justice to her.”
Elaborating on the criticism, Parineeti told Bollywood Hungama:
“So I finally wanted to wait and be patient, thinking I will only do films that will allow me to show my talent to its full ability.
“That’s why I did this movie (Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar), that’s why I did Saina and The Girl on the Train.
“Because I was sick and tired of hearing people say that I’m not doing my best.”
“I was always doing my best but maybe the material was not something showcasing my best.
“So my greed was, I will give my 100 per cent, give me the script.”
On Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, Parineeti Chopra explained:
“When I got Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, right after reading it, I said I want to do this saying this is the exact role I want.
“And when you have a director like Dibakar who will squeeze out the talent in you, then whatever the fate of the film, you will always be proud of it.
“Another thing that happened with the film is that a lot of people had written off the film.
“A lot of people had thought that nothing will happen to this film and it is a bad film, makers, and YRF has given up on this film, and more was written.
“And we always felt at least give it a chance. And that’s what happened.
“Unfortunately because of Covid, people did not go to theatres but we knew that whenever this film comes out people will understand this film and that what happens.
“So getting the due as an actor and getting the due as the star of a film both has happened with this film and I am happy about that.”