There's nothing new about women playing pivotal parts or title roles in films. Women in strong characters have always been accepted. It has been this way for years.
— Parineeti Chopra
I studied finance and was a topper.
I hate going to the gym, running on treadmills, or doing weights. I like keeping it fun and relaxed because that is when you are sure to get results.
I don't want to do a film where I have a ten minute role.
Good films and good performances will help you go further in your career. You can't get too far by just choosing leading lady roles.
As actors, we exhaust ourselves emotionally and physically, which no one sees.
I do martial arts mostly. But if I am bored, or my body is aching, I swim or go the gym. I can sometimes be doing cardio on the treadmill, kick boxing, stretching, dance, whatever I feel like. I just make sure I have something to do every day but no particular set routine.
I find it cooler when one guy is totally committed to one girl. I find that very hot; it's very attractive.
I am a birthday person. I am not modest about birthdays.
I think size zero is extreme. Even if I starve and stop eating, I don't think I would ever reach size zero in life.
If there's any actor who is saying we are not insecure, they are lying, because this job is an emotional one.
On screen, I may hate a co-star, have a stomach ache, but I have to convince you of that emotion that is demanded on cue. There are times when I feel like dancing, but on 'action,' I'll have to cry.
Social media is the wrong place to judge what India is thinking about.
When it comes to money, I can earn it.
I am totally open to being in love.
I hadn't grown up thinking that I have to be this big actress in Bollywood.
Birthdays are about doing something fun and interesting.
I didn't debut in a film playing a diva.
If anybody tells me to stop eating chocolates or pizzas, I won't be able to do it.
Getting fitter is just like getting a new haircut. It changes the way you look and also changes your outlook towards a lot of things in life.
I will never do a usual film with song and dance; the character has to be important.
I would love to be a part of a project like 'Ocean's 8,' if such a film is ever made in India.
I used to think weight loss happens quickly, but it has taken a lot of time. There is no secret to it.
If you yourself are not comfortable about your body, do something about it. If you are comfortable, let it be. Other people have no right to comment anyway.
I would love to be on TV, but a good show has to come my way.
I always took music very seriously and passionately. It is one of my biggest passions and hobbies.
On screen, if I have to wear shorts or bikini for a scene, I should have the body for that.
Actors are fighting at all time. The love you get is amazing. When you don't get it, it is the most excruciating career you can be in.
When you are overweight, you just don't feel good about yourself.
It was quite difficult to play the role of a scientist in 'Hasee To Phasee.'
For me, I think humour is something important.
I love 'filmi' things.
I don't wake up in the morning thinking that I have to bag roles in all good films that are being made.
To make a mark, you have to do something different.
I know there are actors who won't kiss on screen, and I respect that, but I don't have any rules like that. I will stay true to the script.
When you experiment with new forms of exercise, you stay motivated on a daily basis.
Whenever I read a script, I don't differentiate between a kissing scene or an emotional scene.
I have been offered a lot of films with many big actors, but I have unfortunately declined them.
In this industry, it's sad that a superficial thing like weight loss can actually define your career, but if that is the case, so be it.
I cannot keep myself to a particular diet. I eat what I want, when I want and try to keep it as healthy as I can.
When two people who are in a relationship and want to have fun, they should mutually agree and warn the other person to not get serious. If they mutually agree, then it's fine because they're just having fun.
I think I could be good on TV.
I have been singing since I was a child, and I am a trained Hindustani classical singer.
I am in a visual medium and should be able to compete with every good-looking actress.
It's my life's aim to make people understand the job of an actor, what they go through, and why they are such a protected species. People see the glamour part of it. But there's so much stress that often you don't even pay attention to the luxuries.
People who take time out to dole out opinion on social media are negative people.
I stay happy and don't take life seriously.
I want to be in a relationship with a simple, honest, and an uncomplicated guy because that's the kind of person I am.
I love masala films, and as an audience, I like my dose of commercial cinema.
I am ambitious to do good work and do it really well.