Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:00:00 GMT | By PTI

I have a backup plan if acting career fails: Parineeti

"The day when my films turn out to be flop, I will go back to banking," said Parineeti Chopra


I have a backup plan if acting career fails: Parineeti (© Varinder Chawla)

Mumbai: Parineeti Chopra has managed to make a mark for herself in Bollywood but the actress says she still keeps banking sector as an alternative career option.

The 25-year-old actress, who made debut in Yash Raj's 'Ladies Vs Ricky Behl', said, "I have a backup plan and I think everyone should have one. The day when my films turn out to be flop, I will go back to banking. To run my house, banking is the safe option for me."

Parineeti was once an aspiring investment banker and has worked as a marketing professional at Yash Raj Films before foraying into films.

Her films 'Ishaqzaade', 'Shuddh Desi Romance' and 'Hasee Toh Phasee' has won accolades for her acting.

"There are very few people who are lucky and don't struggle much to get into films. If one has interest (in acting) then one must try, but should also have a backup plan because film industry is very unpredictable," she said in an interview.

Parineeti, who is currently busy with 'Daawat-e-Ishq' and 'Kill Dil', will mentor aspiring actors for an upcoming reality show, 'India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj', with actor Ayushmann Khurrana.

She will be a part of the grooming process where her insights and experience in Bollywood will add value to the learning of the contestants.

The 'Ishaqzaade' actress said she had studied banking in India and England, but moved back to India for work due to recession.

"I applied in Yash Raj Films and got job there. I worked for one and half years, and felt like trying acting," she said.

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