On being asked about existing competition in Bollywood and where does she place herself among her contemporaries like Shraddha and Alia, she says, “I think I am part of this gang of girls, who are working in films at the same time but in different kinds of films. Everybody has a flop or two or a hit or a flop, but we are all in this together. The most beautiful thing is that we are all positive towards each other. We are constantly in touch and are constantly talking about and encouraging each other’s work. So, it really doesn’t feel like, ‘What is my standing?’ Nobody will believe this, but that feeling is genuinely not there between any of us. We stand up for each other. We are very friendly, and we also inspire each other.”
We all remember the Dream Tea tour which saw many friendships forged between Parineeti Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif. But, there is another reason why the Dream Team tour was specifically memorable for Parineeti.
It was the first time Parineeti tried alcohol thanks to Alia and Aditya. Recalling the incident on Neha Dhupia’s talk show, the actress revealed, “It was the end of Dream Team and Alia and Aditya and Varun and me, everybody was partying. Sid and Katrina had already left. So four of us we went to this club and everybody was like today Pari has to drink and I’m like no guys, I don’t drink alcohol so it’s not going to happen. This is like 10 months ago. They were like no, no, you have to drink. A couple of my other friends and Alia and Aditya and everybody they all said okay, we’re all going to do Jager bombs and they made one jäger bomb for me and I said okay cool I’ll have it. I hate the taste of it, I hate the smell but I’ll do it and I had it and 15 mins later they were like – anything?! I was like no, nothing, I’m fine. Like, see, there’s no point of alcohol in life and Lalala. And they were like you gotta do another one and they gave me a second one.”
She continued, “Neha, I have danced till 6 am the next day, I have gone down to the lobby and hugged everyone, I’ve given so much love and the next day I’ve woken up like WOW, that was so much fun! I want to do this again. And there started my alcohol lifestyle.”