Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra dressed to impress as they attended the ‘Zilla Hilela’ song launch form their upcoming film ‘Jabariya Jodi’. The duo was at their candid best talking about topics ranging from their film, their experience shooting for their second venture together and they also touched upon the trending controversy around actress Kangana Ranaut.
The two co-stars, who are reuniting after their hit film ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’, got the show on the road with a lively dance performance to the catchy tunes straight from the heartlands. Kicking off the question-answer round, Parineeti set the record straight “There’s one and only Desi Girl in Bollywood, that’s Priyanka Chopra,” she said earning hoots from the audience.
The actress went on to talk about shooting in the blistering Lucknow heat, saying, “We had to shoot in extreme heat in Lucknow, it felt like 100 degrees, but otherwise it was a great shoot.”
As they experienced the ongoing water crises firsthand, Sid said, “I guess it’s an area of concern and I am doing my bit. Hopefully, everyone gets aware of it and we can improve the situation.”
Parineeti also emphasized on the importance of water conservation, saying, “It’s great that you guys are spreading the word, hope we can make everyone aware of it and improve the situation.”
The two also addressed the recent public spat between actress Kangana Ranaut and a journalist that has now lead to certain media portals boycotting the actress, who has in turn taken the legal route.
Speaking about the highly publicized spat, Sidharth said, “We should not take it personally. We are here for work and you all (journalists) are here for work. We didn’t call you all here to make a mockery of things. I also have friends in the media and we are respectful towards each other. I think this was a personal matter but on a professional level. ”
Parineeti, on the other hand, said, “I have known many of you all from the time I joined the industry, so there is a friendship between us. We talk about many things but I hope this friendship is not misconstrued as we are always dealing with matters about actors being misquoted. I think both sides should maintain a friendly relationship but also keep it professional as a lot of reputation is getting affected. Everyone needs to be more responsible.”
‘Jabariya Jodi’ that also stars Aparshakti Khurana, Sanjay Mishra, Neeraj Sood, Gopal Dutt, Javed Jaffrey, and Chandan Roy Sanyal, is slated for a release on August 2, 2019.