BOLLYWOOD: What’s the best way to silence body-shaming trolls and get over a low phase in one’s career? Different folks have different strokes. Bollywood actor Parineeti Chopra did it with a drastic weight-loss regimen and a bona fide success, Golmaal Again.
As she completes six years in Bollywood, Parineeti says that the time spent away from the sets took a mental toll on her. “No, it wasn’t easy,” she says of the nine-month break she took to get into her best shape. “I was away from all the stardom that I had got so used to in all these years of being a part of this industry; so definitely, it was a big blow.”
It was in 2011 when Parineeti debuted as one of the three female leads in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl. The following year, she proved her acting prowess, playing the solo lead in Ishaqzaade, opposite Arjun Kapoor. Since then, it has been a roller-coaster ride for Parineeti, who has had some hits and some misses. The actor, who has starred in films such as Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) and Hasee Toh Phasee (2014), unveiled her new, svelte self in this year’s release, Meri Pyaari Bindu, opposite Ayushmann Khurrana, but the film was rather wide of the box-office bull’s eye.