Want To Portray Women Better: Parineeti on Female Representation

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Parineeti Chopra has often been in the news recently because of the string of projects she had lined up. While her film The Girl on the Train released in February, the others Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, and Saina released later.

In a recent interview, she referred to her latest films where she portrayed unconventional roles since she didn't want to play the 'quintessential Bollywood heroine' and said, "My last three films - TGOTT, SAPF, and Saina were also an attempt by me 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."

Expanding upon her thoughts on the way women are portrayed on screen, she said that she's been trying to deviate from the norm ever since her debut. "I strongly feel that actresses have to change the narrative of how women are portrayed on screen... I have always taken it on myself to do something out of the ordinary, not portray the quintessential heroine that Bollywood has tried to depict for ages," she added.

She marked her debut with the Ranveer Singh starrer romantic comedy Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. She won the Filmfare Award for 'Best Female Debut' for the role. Most of her later roles have also given her critical acclaim and multiple award nominations. Ribhu Dasgupta's The Girl on the Train, based on Paula Hawkins' novel of the same name, features Parineeti as an alcoholic divorcee who gets embroiled in a murder mystery. While, she played the role of a police officer in Dibakar Banerjee's Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, Saina stars Parineeti as Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal.

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