Films pass on from one actor to another due to various reasons, like Katrina Kaif was replaced by Shraddha Kapoor in Street Dancer 3D. Parineeti Chopra replaced Shraddha Kapoor in the biopic on Saina Nehwal and Katrina Kaif replaced Priyanka Chopra in Bharat.
Surprisingly, Deepika Padukone wasn’t the first choice for Shoojit Sircar’s Piku, Parineeti Chopra was the first choice for the role.
Parineeti Chopra recently made an appearance on a chat show with her BFF, Sania Mirza, and revealed that she could have been Shoojit Sircar’s Piku.
A leading daily article quotes the actress talking about her reasons behind missing out on Piku, Parineeti said,
“I didn’t really turn down the film… there was a confusion. I was going to do another film at the same time and then that film also didn’t happen, so it was my loss,”
While Parineeti is a talented actor in her own right, her style of acting is quite different from Deepika’s. However, we don’t think anyone other than Deepika Padukone could have pulled off the character.
Piku is an endearing father-daughter tale, with megastar Amitabh Bachchan essaying the role of Deepika’s on-screen dad. Piku was not only a commercial success but got critical acclaim as well.
On the work front, Parineeti will be seen in Jabariya Jodi opposite Sidharth Malhotra and the film is slated to release on August 2. Besides this, Parineeti is also prepping for the biopic on badminton player Saina Nehwal. The actres will also be seen in Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar opposite Arjun Kapoor.