Parineeti Chopra to star in the Hindi remake of Emily Blunt’s The Girl on the Train
All the Parineeti Chopra fans are in for a treat! The actor, who was last seen opposite Akshay Kumar in Kesari, is now set to star in the Hindi remake of The Girl on the Train. On Wednesday, she took to her Twitter handle and shared an official statement of the same. The film is based on Paula Hawkins’ 2015 bestseller, which was also adapted into a Hollywood film starring Emily Blunt and was helmed by Steven Spielberg. Emily Blunt received various nominations for her remarkable performance in the film, including that of Screen Actors Guild Awards and BAFTA for the best actress in the leading role.
Speaking about the film in a statement, Parineeti Chopra said, “I want to do roles that audiences haven’t seen me in before and ones that require a lot of prep and homework, which is why The Girl on the Train really worked for me. The character is an alcoholic and a victim of abuse, and I haven’t explored anything like her onscreen before.” She added, “It’s exciting because I never thought I’d actually be doing a film around a book I’ve read and loved. I relate to the character because I’ve studied and worked in London, it’s my second home… I even know the tube maps inside out. I can’t wait to start shooting the film and relive those days and I hope people enjoy seeing me in a completely new avatar in this film.”
The psychological thriller will be directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, who revealed, “The character is edgy, dark, and gritty along with being extremely emotional. So it is great to team up with someone like Parineeti, who is an extremely sincere actor and a powerful performer.”
This yet-to-be-titled film is expected to go on the floors around July 2019 and the makers are planning to release it next year. Bring it on!