I'm still a work in progress
She makes no bones about admitting that she is a more confident person following her weight loss, but actor Parineeti Chopra, who believes being a celebrity puts her in a privileged position, says she still has a long way to go to be as fit as she wants to be.
Parineeti, who was last seen on the big screen in 2014 in Kill Dil, was on the chubbier side when she entered Bollywood with Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl in 2011. But her transformation towards the end of last year left her critics tight-lipped Does she feel more confident?
“Yes, for sure! I do feel more comfortable in different clothes. I used to be conscious about how I am looking because I wasn’t confident about my body... But I do feel more confident as compared to earlier,” Parineeti said in an interview over phone from Mumbai.
But the 27-year-old actor was quick to add that she is “still a work in progress” as it “will still take a couple of months to completely get into the shape” that she wants.
She has realised that being fitter helps in showbiz. The Ishaqzaade and Daawat-e-Ishq star said: “I think being your slimmest and fittest–whatever your body type may allow – is important because it helps you to do a variety of things on screen... I think if you are not your fittest self, then it limits you in the characters you play.” However, being a celebrity, didn’t she get affected by or feel stifled by brickbats and criticism that came her way even before and after her weight loss?
Parineeti said: “Not at all. I think we are in a great position, where anything that we do reaches out globally and people all over the world get to see it, comment on it and give their opinion on it. I think it’s a privileged position to have.” She stressed that getting a “100 per cent positive review” on any aspect is not possible.