Parineeti Chopra has taken almost a year-long sabbatical and tried keeping herself away from the media in 2015. This year, she's decided to take a firm step to save herself from constant criticism for her weight. The actor admits that she was under pressure from the industry to lose weight and "to look better on screen".
“The pressure was from me or the industry just to look better on screen and for that I have to be fitter. Discussion over. If I was not an actress, I would probably not be so worried because I wouldn’t be constantly seeing pictures of myself or constantly seeing myself on screen," she says.
"Obviously, every single day we are doing shoots, we are doing photo shoots and i was not happy with the way I was looking. I was constantly worried about my arms looking fat or my stomach looking fat or my legs looking fat and the only solution was to lose weight and that is what I did,” Parineeti told CNN IBN.
The actor reveals that she also used the time to do up her newly-bought flat. Chopra was last seen in Kill Dil in 2014, and hasn't signed any film after that.
“I took a break last year for this. I really needed some time to give time to my body and really needed to work on my house, which took nine months to work on. But now I have decided what I am doing next, the producers needs to announce it,” said Chopra.
She is all praise for her cousin Priyanka Chopra, who is set to make her Hollywood debut with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in Baywatch, after making a mark with the American TV series Quantico.
“I have not spoken to her for couple days so I will call her. I have seen her work hard, you guys have seen how crazy she is. She literally works every minute of the day and I know what a big deal it is to have Quantico and all these things happening in her life. Nobody deserves more than her, I am so happy for her,” said Parineeti.