When Parineeti Chopra made her debut opposite Arjun Kapoor in Habib Faisal’s 2012 film Ishaqzaade, the Punjabi kudi caught everyone’s attention with her impressive acting chops and effervescent persona on screen. In an industry where actresses are constantly under scrutiny for their looks and weight, Parineeti too, received flak for being on the chubbier side. In an interview, the actress herself admitted that she struggled with weight issues.
However, Parineeti soon left every stunned when she shed oodles of weight and bounced back like never before. In 2016, the actress took to her Instagram page to talk about her weight-loss journey.
An excerpt of her post read, “All my life, I have struggled with how I look, how I feel and how people looked at me. I was constantly made fun of, but the person I was, I generously laughed with them.
Today, many people ask me what triggered the weight loss, did I give in to the “Bollywood pressure”? To that I say – thank god I became an actor and had that pressure! I am able to achieve what I couldn’t achieve otherwise. I feel more confident, I feel at peace, and I feel proud!”