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Parineeti Chopra steps into shoes of Emily Blunt for The Girl On The Train remake

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Parineeti Chopra steps into shoes of Emily Blunt for The Girl On The Train remake
24 April, 2019
Bollywood actor Parineeti Chopra is all set to step into Emily Blunt shoes for the Hindi remake of Hollywood thriller The Girl On The Train. The untitled film will be directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and bankrolled by Reliance Entertainment. Reportedly, Parineeti will play an alcoholic divorcee who becomes involved in a missing person’s investigation in the film. 

Parineeti shared the good news on social media and wrote, “Hopping onto this thrilling ride! Excited to be a part of #TheGirlOnTheTrain's official Hindi remake.@ribhudasgupta @RelianceEnt @amblin #DreamWorksPictures #TheGirlOnTheTrain”

Parineeti said in a press statement, “I want to do roles that audiences haven’t seen me in before and one’s 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 continued, “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.” she added. 

Director Ribhu said Parineeti was the apt choice for the film. He said, “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.”

Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO Reliance Entertainment added, “Not only is The Girl On The Train one of the best psychological thrillers but also a heartwarming story of the female protagonist and her discovery of life. We have procured the rights of the book and the film, and will be adapting it from an Indian story telling perspective. Amblin will be a partner in this film.”

Last seen in Kesari opposite Akshay Kumar, Parineeti is currently shooting for Saina Nehwal's biopic. Parineeti also has Jabariya Jodi with Sidharth Malhotra and Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar with Arjun Kapoor in the pipeline.

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