It’s Official! Parineeti Chopra to star in the Hindi remake of Hollywood mystery thriller ‘The Girl On The Train’
Parineeti Chopra is on a roll. After replacing Shraddha Kapoor in Saina Nehwal biopic the actor has now bagged the official Hindi remake of 2016 Hollywood thriller “The Girl On The Train”. Parineeti will play the role of an alcoholic divorcee, who gets caught in a missing person’s investigation. The role was originally played by Emily Blunt, who received critical acclaim and a nomination for her performance at the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards as well as a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 70th British Academy Film Awards.
The Kesari actor took to Twitter to share the exciting news with fans and wrote, “Hopping onto this thrilling ride! Excited to be a part of #TheGirlOnTheTrain’s official Hindi remake.
Hopping onto this thrilling ride! Excited to be a part of #TheGirlOnTheTrain‘s official Hindi remake.@ribhudasgupta @RelianceEnt @amblin #DreamWorksPictures #TheGirlOnTheTrain pic.twitter.com/0cNNzbc3IL
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) April 24, 2019
As Parineeti can’t wait to start shooting for the film she was quoted saying, “I want to do roles that audiences haven’t seen me in before and one’s that require a lot of prep and homework, which is why The Girl On The Train really worked for me. The character is an alcoholic and a victim of abuse, and I haven’t explored anything like her onscreen before.”
“It’s exciting because I never thought I’d actually be doing a film around a book I’ve read and loved. I relate to the character because I’ve studied and worked in London, it’s my second home… I even know the tube maps inside out. I can’t wait to start shooting the film and relive those days and I hope people enjoy seeing me in a completely new avatar in this film,” she added.
Talking about what made Parineeti the apt choice for the film, director Ribhu Dasgupta said, “The character is edgy, dark, and gritty along with being extremely emotional. So it is great to team up with someone like Parineeti, who is an extremely sincere actor and a powerful performer.”
The Hindi remake of The Girl on the Train is expected to go on floors in the UK from mid-July and likely to hit theatres in 2020.