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Parineeti talks about lobbying in Bollywood


Parineeti Chopra

, who is currently seen in

Imtiaz Ali

‘s recently released film

Amar Singh Chamkila


Diljit Dosanjh

, opened up about the often-discussed topic of lobbying in the film industry and its impact on actors’ careers. She talked about the social dynamics that influence casting decisions and how it gets difficult to secure roles in Bollywood beyond talent and performance.

Expressing her views, Parineeti told Bollywood Hungama, “Getting work in Bollywood doesn’t only depend on merit or acting; you have to be in cliques and camps to get roles. I am not present at the right place at the right time. I am not getting papped every day.” She also discussed her perceived shortcomings in the public relations domain, remarking, “My

PR game

Reflecting on her choices in films and her aspirations, Parineeti articulated her desire to be a voice for actors who may not have access to influential circles. “I want directors and producers to call me for my work because I am willing to work hard. I won a

National Award



10 years ago. I am still the same actor,” she stated.

Parineeti Chopra, Diljit Dosanjh, Kartik Aaryan attend Amar Singh Chamkila premiere

Parineeti expressed hope for a shift away from the culture of lobbying. “I hope we break this system of lobbying in Bollywood because I want equal opportunities and work. I may have done the wrong films, but I am the same actor who started 10 years ago and is in search of the right platform,” she concluded.

Directed by Imtiaz Ali, Amar Singh


presents the untold true story of Punjab’s original rockstar of the masses, who emerged from the shadows of poverty and rose to the heights of popularity in the 80s due to the sheer power of his music, angering many along the way, which led to his assassination at the young age of 27.
Diljit Dosanjh portrays Chamkila, the top-selling artist of his era. Parineeti essays the role of Amar Singh Chamkila’s wife, Amarjot Kaur. The movie is streaming on OTT platform.

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