Tue, 04 Feb 2014 06:30:00 GMT | By PTI

I'm a drama queen in real life too: Parineeti Chopra

Actress Parineeti Chopra talks about her character in upcoming film 'Hasee Toh Phasee'

I'm a drama queen in real life too: Parineeti Chopra (© Movietalkies)

New Delhi: Parineeti Chopra, who is playing the role of a quirky scientist opposite Sidharth Malhotra in 'Hasee Toh Phasee', says she is a drama queen in her real life too.

The song "Drama Queen" in the film is dedicated to Parineeti's character of Meeta, a nerdy and unpredictable girl.

"I am a drama queen in real life too but I don't take this term in a negative way. It is a positive term for me. I stay happy and don't take life seriously," Parineeti told reporters while promoting her film.

Parineeti says she said yes to the movie as a part like this is rarely written for a Bollywood actress.

"It was quite difficult to play the role of a scientist in 'Hasee Toh Phasee'. There was no reference point for me. No actress in the industry has ever attempted to do a role like this because in our industry either the female characters are normal or mentally challenged. My role is a cross between the two," she said.

Parineeti shot to fame with her debut film 'Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl' and garnered critical acclaim for her effortless performances in subsequent movies 'Ishaqzaade' and 'Shuddh Desi Romance'.

The actress says she and director Vinil Matthew practiced a lot to make her scenes appear effortless on the screen.

"It was physically exhausting for me. I and my director used to practice my expressions and Sidharth (Malhotra) used to be our litmus test. He used to finalise the expressions for a particular scene.

"I try and make things on my own, I just practice a lot. I make the dialogues easy on my tongue before shooting," she said.

Asked whether she would like to share the screen with her cousin Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti said, "I would love to work with Priyanka provided the script is a strong one."

'Hasee Toh Phasee' to hit theatres on February 7.

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