Parineeti Chopra on The Girl on the Train remake: Not thinking much about comparisons with Emily Blunt


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Comment(s) This role gives me an opportunity to do just that and showcase my versatility even more. When any actor does a remake of a loved film, there are expectations to match the original, if not better it. I’m not thinking too much about the comparisons because I want to do my best to bring this character to life for Indian audiences.”
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The Girl on the Train, starring Emily Blunt, was an official adaptation of Paul Hawkins bestseller of the same name. I will try to add my own rendition to the character that people have seen and loved so much. As an actor, I have always wanted to challenge myself and enjoy acting. Hoping to showcase her versatility with the movie, Parineeti wishes people watch the uniqueness in her performance. The restraint and range she showed as an actor while playing a girl who is troubled and battling herself in the film showed what a fantastic actor she is. She said, “Emily’s performance is a super reference point for me. I hope it will be interesting for people to see how Emily and I performed the same role with our individual uniqueness.”
The Hindi remake of The Girl on the Train is expected to hit theaters in 2020. Parineeti, who will also essay the role of Saina Nehwal in her biopic, added, “There is nothing an actor in the remake can do to steer away from this conversation so the best way to approach this film for me is to embrace the fact that parallels will be drawn. The film narrated the story of a divorced woman who gets entangled in a shocking missing persons investigation that throws her life to the brink. So, I realise that audience will look at our film and draw comparisons to the original and compare my portrayal of the protagonist vs Emily’s,” Parineeti said in a statement. Advertising

“Emily Blunt’s performance in The Girl on the Train had blown my mind and it is a privilege for me to play the character that she has essayed so brilliantly on screen. She has brought to life a character from paper and she was a genius at it. Since the original film was so well received by people, I’m hoping my film will also receive equal acclaim.