MUMBAI: Parineeti Chopra, who made her debut into acting with ‘Ladies vs Ricky Bahl’, is awaiting the release of her solo film ‘Ishaqzaade’ opposite Arjun Kapoor. However, acting was never Chopra’s dream job! Surprisingly, it was – Banking.
Unfortunately, the global recession in 2009 changed her future, and she landed up as an actor.
"I am triple-qualified. I have done triple honours in Business, Finance and Economics. I have grown up wanting to be a banker, so studying finance was an automatic thing. I went to England and studied in Manchester Business School. Then I went to London because I wanted to work in an investment bank. But recession hit in 2009 and I wasn’t getting jobs and it was not because of my qualification, it was because they couldn’t give jobs to who were not British nationals," said the 23 year old.
"I came back to India and I wanted to do an internship for six months and I happened to come to the Yash Raj Films (YRF) office and I was very intrigued by this huge studio in Mumbai. So I said let me try. I used to work with actors at very close quarters. My respect for the profession increased, I fell in love with acting, I loved what actors used to do and I always felt like I could do this and I could do this well. So I decided to become an actor," explained Chopra.