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Parineeti looks back at 2021, a year filled with gratitude

Parineeti will be seen next in films like ‘Uunchai’ with Amitabh Bachchan, and ‘Animal’ opposite Ranbir Kapoor…reports Asian Lite News

Actress Parineeti Chopra credits 2021 for bolstering her belief in picking subjects that are ahead of the curve as she showcased her acting prowess through films like ‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar’, ‘The Girl On The Train’ and ‘Saina’.

She said: “It’s a year filled with gratitude for me. 2021 was the year I had been waiting for, having taken the biggest plunge of my career in the form of ‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar’, ‘The Girl on the Train’ and ‘Saina’ and thankfully, each one of them paid off.”

Parineeti added: “2021 made me realise that audiences expect me to be clutter-breaking and I couldn’t agree with them more; I am more thankful to them for showering me with all the love for my performances.”

“It’s been a year that has bolstered my belief in picking subjects that are remarkably ahead of the curve and present me in the most unique way on screen.

Parineeti feels blessed that the makers, producers and her fans didn’t give up on her, and pushed her to do her best work.

Parineeti will be seen next in films like ‘Uunchai’ with Amitabh Bachchan, and ‘Animal’ opposite Ranbir Kapoor.

10 years in Bollywood

Parineeti Chopra made her debut 10 years ago with the film ‘Ladies vs Ricky Bahl’. She followed it up with brilliant acting performances in films like ‘Ishaqzaade’, ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ and ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’, ‘The Girl On The Train’ and ‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. On her 10th year in cinema, the actress says that she will never play safe in her career anymore.

Parineeti says: “I have been fortunate to work in some of the landmark films in the history of Indian cinema and collaborate with some of the best directors, actors, technicians of our illustrious film industry. When you love your work, time flies and it’s happened to me.”

“As I complete 10 years in cinema, I feel I have just started my journey. I’m raring to go actually for my next decade in cinema. I’m loving the kind of offers that are coming my way because I’m getting the freedom to express myself freely.”

Parineeti added: “I’m not going to play safe anymore.”

The actress stressed that with ‘The Girl on the Train’ and ‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar’, directors are seeing her “in a new light and offering me the kind of work I always wanted to do.”

Parineeti will be seen next in films like ‘Uunchai’ with megastar Amitabh Bachchan and ‘Animal’ opposite Ranbir Kapoor.

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Parineeti twinning with Saina Nehwal

She added: “‘Mein maar dungi’ has become my motto, not literally of course but being Full-On with whatever I do.”…reports Asian Lite News.

Actress Parineeti Chopra says she didn’t just want to act like Saina Nehwal as she wanted to be her in the film based on the star badminton player’s life titled ‘Saina’.

Talking about her experience, Parineeti said: “‘Saina’ is the most challenging and exciting film of my career so far. Saina’s simplicity and determination encouraged me to be more meticulous and rigorous towards my goals.”

She added: “‘Mein maar dungi’ has become my motto, not literally of course but being Full-On with whatever I do.”

Parineeti feels that she shared a lot of similarities with Saina in the way they think.

The actress added: “While preparing for the role, I didn’t want to act like Saina, I wanted to be Saina, and I am glad it translated on screen. Join me for the &pictures premiere of Saina and have a smashing weekend.”

‘Saina’ is all set to premiere on October 9 on &pictures.

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‘Saina’ is a special project’

Today, as the biopic of ace shuttler Saina Nehwal is ready for release, Amaal is “nervous and excited at the same time”…writes Samarth Goyal.

Lockdown was surely a period of creativity for most of the artists .Composer-singer Amaal Mallik is thankful for lockdown in a way. It gave him time to create the score of “Saina”, particularly the anthem song “Parinda”.

“Honestly, it was a bit frustrating at times, but it did give me that time to experiment with the music. I wanted to, for example, do something different for ‘Parinda’, since it is the anthem for the film. It was only possible during lockdown, because the film had gotten delayed that I got the time to work on it and that’s when I decided to work with Macedonian Symphonic Orchestra for the film. Overall, the four years didn’t really mean that I had to change the sound a lot,” he says.

The music took four years to be completed. Mallik admits that was “frustrating”, but at the same time was totally worth it “because I got the chance to work with Macedonian Symphonic Orchestra”.

Today, as the biopic of ace shuttler Saina Nehwal is ready for release, Amaal is “nervous and excited at the same time”.

“I am really nervous and excited at the same,” he laughs as he talks over the phone. “It is a special project and everything was really done with a lot of passion. I am really looking forward to seeing how people react to the music in the film,” adds Mallik, who has not only composed the songs in the film, but also created the background score.

This is the first time that the 30-year-old was asked to create a background score for a film. The process, Mallik says, helped him create his songs even better.

“It was a really big deal for me that I got to work on both — the songs and the background score. How it helped me in creating songs was that I knew what kind of music would accompany before and after a particular song. So I knew the exact emotion, the exact soundscape, and that really helped me a lot when it came to the songs,” he says adding that creating background score is not as easy.

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“It (background score) is a challenge for sure. I remember learning a lot of things about background music from Salim Merchant sir (of Salim-Suleiman composer duo), and he told me the importance of silences. Sometimes, silence conveys more about a particular situation than music, and understanding that part of background scoring is very important,” he says.

“In a movie like Saina, which is a biopic on one of the biggest athletes in India, there are many highs and lows. The approach, to create music cannot be linear. You have to make music that is not only inspiring and passionate, but also real,” he adds.

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