Actor Parineeti Chopra may be only two films old in the industry, but she has already had her share of link-ups and alleged affairs. First, Parineeti was linked to Uday Chopra when they were spotted at various nightspots, and more recently she was rumoured to be dating director Maneesh Sharma. But Parineeti slams the reports and says, “They are very important people in my life but these rumours are absolutely rubbish!”
The actress says she has known Uday for very long, even before she made a foray into films. “We used to have lunch together even before I became an actress. That time nobody linked us up! In fact, I used to tell him to look for a boy for me (laughs),” she says. As for Maneesh, she credits him as the person who made her an actress and was responsible for her winning 16 awards in her first film. “It’s sad that once you become an actress and are spotted with someone, you are immediately linked with that person. Now, I have to think twice before going out for lunch with them,” she adds. Rumours apart, she is excited about Maneesh’s next film. Keeping mum about her role, she says that her character will be very different from her previous two films. Does she think she has become typecast as her characters in her last two films have portrayed her as loud and brash? “How can you typecast an actor after two films? My first film was about a Punjabi girl who was childish and the next was about an aggressive Muslim girl. Yes, both the characters were outspoken but definitely not the same,” she says.
Another different twist that we can probably expect from her in her upcoming films is playback singing because Parineeti says that the Chopra sisters (Priyanka and her) should reverse roles and sing together in the future. For those uninitiated, Parineeti is a trained classical singer and has sung with her cousin Priyanka on stage in their school days. She’s all praise for PeeCee’s recently released international single. Ask her if she gave Priyanka any tips as she’s a trained singer and she laughs and says, “No, Priyanka may not be a trained singer but what she brought to the fore is brilliant. She is six years older so I should be taking tips from her!”