Ever since she started acting in 'Ladies vs Ricky Bahl', the audience knew Parineeti Chopra entered Bollywood for a long innings. Even though she was a newcomer, she gathered huge appreciation for her first film, this despite the fact that 'Ladies vs Ricky Bahl' featured bigger names like Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh. That's exactly why Parineeti Chopra, who had already scored nods for her first foray into films, was expected to join several successful actors who made impressive arrival on the big screen.
Since her first film put forth her acting prowess, Parineeti had to live up to viewers' expectations with her second Bollywood venture 'Ishaqzaade'. While the film marked Arjun Kapoor's Bollywood debut, it strengthened Parineeti's position in the Indian showbiz industry. As a Zoya, a spirited girl who preferred a gun over any piece of jewelry in 'Ishaqzaade', the actress proved her versatility as an actress.
But what's been difficult to understand is why Parineeti, who has been a consistent impressive actor, hasn't had only box office hits to her credit. Her next film 'Shuddh Desi Romance' didn't do much at the ticket window either. She was wonderful as Gayatri who is a sociable rebel, and bumps into Raghu (Sushant Singh Rajput) who is on his way for his own wedding. Even though she smoked, was shown to have boyfriends, and completely fine with the idea to move in with Sushant, the film didn't do well, proving that bad movies can happen to just anyone.
Her next film 'Hasee toh Phasee' featured Chopra as a smart scientist, skilled at doing just about everything - from fixing household devices to getting a car battery charged. And her crackling chemistry with Sidharth Malhotra only proved what a fine actress she is. So while everyone thought her role was a pretty good bet for the film to be a financial achievement, it just couldn't achieve it.
In her latest film, Parineeti wows fans with her pure Hyderabadi accent and the ease with which she takes on dowry-seeking families and continues to prove she can perform any role and is an actor without limitations.
So even though we appreciate Parineeti for finding her forte and sticking with it to amass recognition, her contribution is no guarantee to huge BO collection. Does this mean an actor's effort is no determinant of the film's success? So no matter how well-rounded and versatile an actor is, it can't convert praise into big bucks.