MACAU: Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra says she would love to perform on stage with her star cousin Priyanka Chopra.
“I would love to perfome with her. She is one of the best dancers we have,” said Parineeti of “Ishaqzaade” fame.
The 24-year-old, who is here for the 14th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, says she grew up watching Priyanka and other celebrities attending award functions and is now thrilled to be part of the festivities.
“It just used to be a distant dream at one point when I used to see stars go abroad and attend these awards and be on the biggest stage of Bollywood. I feel blessed to be a part of that entourage,” she said.
Parineeti will be seen performing with “Vicky Donor” fame actor Ayushmann Khurrana at the IIFA awards Saturday night.
Praising IIFA organisers, she said: “It is exciting as always. I have said it before that IIFA was the first one to do it. They were the reason that Bollywood came closer to global fans. This time I have been offered to be on their main stage,” she said.
“It’s a romantic act with Ayushmann. I will be performing on slow songs,” added the actress.
Talking about her excitement and nervousness, she revealed, “I will be nervous, like 10 minutes before the act, but right now I am excited. Of course, there are lots of rehearsals and I will be practicing all night.”
Though she won several awards for her debut film “Ladies vs Ricky Bahl”, Parineeti confesses she never expected the honours.
“I never expected that when I was doing the first film. I was just enjoying each day and focussing on my scenes. But once the nominations began, I got excited,” she said.
Talking about her future projects, she said: “Only ‘Hasi Toh Phasi’ and ‘Shudh Desi Romance’ are romantic comedies. The other two films, which I am doing, are different, but I cannot talk about them right now,” she said.