Mumbai: “Actress Parineeti Chopra says she is proud of her association with Yash Raj Films, under which she not only made her debut but also did movies like “Ishaqzaade” and “Shuddh Desi Romance”.
Parineeti on Friday attended the Yash Chopra Memorial Award ceremony, where veteran singer Asha Bhosle was feted an award in memory of late filmmaker Yash Chopra.
Since the actress has worked in films like “Ladies vs Ricky Bahl”, “Meri Pyaari Bindu”, “Kill Dil” and “Daawat-e-Ishq” — all produced under Yash Raj Films, Parineeti took a moment to talk about her journey.
“I am a very proud YRF (Yash Raj Films) girl. I have had the privilege to debut under the banner. …he was cutest, sweetest and friendliest mentor to have.”
Reminiscing an incident with the filmmaker, known for his romantic sagas, Parineeti said: “One day when my first film ‘Ladies vs Ricky Bahl’ had just released and I was shooting for my second film ‘Ishaqzaade’, I was on the set at 6:30 a.m. and suddenly I got a call from Yash Chopra sir.
“At that time, I panicked because I thought I had made some mistakes. But when I picked his call, he said something so special that it made me cry.
“He said, ‘Yesterday I saw your film ‘Ladies vs Ricky Bahl’ and thank you for being part of my film’. I couldn’t believe that Yash Chopra the great was saying this to me and I realised that there is nothing bigger than humility.”
Parineeti will next be seen on screen in Dibakar Banerjee’s “Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar”, Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s “Namastey England” and Dharma Productions’ “Kesari”. “I am leaving in three days to start shooting for ‘Namastey England’.