‘I definitely want to do my bit to portray women better’, says Parineeti Chopra on portrayal of women in Indian movies

Parineeti Chopra certainly had a whirlwind in 2021 already. She had three movies back-to-back which won her critical acclaim. The Girl On The Train (TGOTT), Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar (SAPF) and Saina, the three releases provided the actress to play varied roles and convey different stories and each one of them showing a strong female lead.

Actor Parineeti Chopra has been in headlines lately after three of her movies were released in a short span of time. In a new interview, she has disclosed how she does not want to play the 'perfect woman' as seen in Indian films.

The first to release on Netflix was The Girl on the Train in February this year, followed by Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and later, Saina. Speaking on the portrayal of women in Indian films, Parineeti said that she strongly feels actresses have to change the narrative of how women are portrayed on screen.

As of right from her debut, she has attempted to do this. Always took it on herself to do something out of the normal, not portray the quintessential heroine that Bollywood has tried to depict for ages.

She mentioned about her character in her last three releases as they were also an attempt by her to give varied, bold, confident, ambitious heroines to audiences. "My next film choices will resonate this thought process too because I definitely want to do my bit to portray women better", she added.

The Girl On The Train is the Hindi transformation of the thriller-themed global bestseller book under the same name. The book was modified into a movie in Hollywood in 2016 and it featured Emily Blunt in the lead.

Writing about Saina, the Hindustan Times review said: "Unlike the sports biopics made on the Phogat sisters (Dangal), Mary Kom and MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, what Saina lacks is the 'wow' factor. It's a simple story told in a simpler way. Her journey may have been uncontroversial, but even the parts that could have been fleshed out were ignored."

While Saina was a biopic on badminton ace Saina Nehwal, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar was a much-delayed crime drama, directed by Dibakar Banerjee. Parineeti Chopra will be next seen with Ranbir Kapoor in Animal.

by Riya Sharma | Wed, Apr 14 - 12:12 PM

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