Director Dibakar Banerji is all praise for Parineeti Chopra. He is impressed with the way actress endured his upcoming film, ‘Sandeep And Pinky Faarar’. He is being praising her for channelling her anger on screen to take on her co-actor Arjun Kapoor against whom she is pitted in the film.
Dibakar said, “Parineeti and I argued endlessly on Sandeep (her character in the film), and I learnt a lot. She is a very strong-willed and combative individual who needs her own answers. I hugely enjoy confrontations on creativity, so that was the high point of our combined work on the film,”
He further added, “The patriarchy, objectification and the muddled woke-but-male gaze of Bollywood has pushed most of our spirited actresses into a gilded box.
Dibakar revealed Parineeti’s animosity with Arjun’s character channeled all the real anger, “So is Parineeti in the film as Sandy. It was physically and mentally brutal, bruising, challenging, exhausting and it stretched her to her limits. Her animosity with Arjun’s character channeled all the real anger I think many actresses constantly hide against the relentless patriarchy and mansplaining they encounter. She knows Sandy is the film,”
The filmmaker also revealed that the film is centered around Parineeti and it is her character that drives the narrative forward. “Sandy makes the story happen and yet everyone is trying to explain to Sandy what they think Sandy should do! Both Parineeti and Sandy are smarter than a lot of people they meet, yet they have to hide it and put it on their ‘game face. Parineeti taught me a lesson about ‘game face I’ll never forget it and I used it in the film.”