No one likes fat actresses - Parineeti Chopra

No one likes fat actresses - Parineeti Chopra 0
No one likes fat actresses - Parineeti Chopra 0

Parineeti Chopra speaks to Filmfare about her upcoming projects, and how she has transformed into the fit and presentable heroine now.

She says that when she began her career in Bollywood she was not worried about her appearance as she concentrated more on her acting abilities. Once in, she realized the need for looking presentable. She says, "But today I’m part of the glamorous industry. How I look is as important as how I act. No one likes fat actresses."

She also mentions how Shahid Kapoor used to tease her about it. She says that when she lived with Priyanka Chopra, Shahid used to live in the same building. Apparently, they all used to go out to eat all the time and have fun. She says she was fat then. Shahid therefore teases her saying, “You were such a fat girl and now look at the heroine you’ve become.”

What are your thoughts on this? Between talent and looks, what works better for a star in Bollywood?


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Real Talk's picture

talent is the long term achievement.. no amount of skinny bods will make it in the industry if they're not talented or don't have screen presence.. there's a very long list of examples.. but in Parineeti's case she's lucky, she's quite talented!

Anonymous's picture

fat not so but healthy no problem

Anonymous's picture

she is true.that's a fact. an audience, especially men audience prefers fit bodies, not zero size bodies as some say here, but fit bodies. and yes in Hollywood talent is number 1 factor to become an actor or actress...but lets admit that even in Hollywood an overweight actress will never play a role of a sexy lady that all guys admire. So talent and then the look is two major factors in order to become succesful

sharon_diva's picture

I also dont like getting fat grrrrrrrrrrr fat get out of my body , dont make it your home grrrr

Pariniti, You have talent by your side , so you don't need to worry ! stay healthy !

Anonymous's picture

you guys have to keep in mind that hollywood and bollywood are two different industries. I dont see many hollywood actresses dancing and doing song and dance numbers, whereas in bollywood its all about the music.... fat actresses dancing wouldnt be very appealing...
and the actresses mentioned below from hollywood mainly do comedy which suits them... i highly doubt melissa mccarthy could do a bollywood dance number.
so what parineeti is saying isnt wrong..

Anonymous's picture

@Voiceswriter I really don't know these actresses.

Anonymous's picture

Talent. I love her when she's chubby. She's where she is now because she's talented and that's the only thing that'll pull her through.

Anonymous's picture

She's right. It just seems horrible to agree with what she's saying. But lets have a look at every actress in Bollywood. Everyones still obsessed with the size zero fad.
Another taboo topic nobody should mention....

fatima_tr's picture

No one like those horrifically skinny malnourished actresses either, well at least I don't.

Voiceswriter's picture

Wed, 2013-06-19 07:52 — Anonymous
New
Only in Bollywood. In Hollywood, it's about
talent. Left to Bollywood actresses like
Golden Globe winner America Ferrera, Oscar
winner Monique, Oscar nominee & box
office queen Melissa McCarty would not
have careers.
Tue, 2013-06-18 16:41 — Anonymous
i feel bad what she saying , there is actress
like kareena and vidya, kajol , rani , they not
fat but curve girls , this bollywood not
hollywood sticks only there .
....................No one knows those names you mentioned.95% of female oscar winners are also slim and beautiful,so stop deceiving yourself Voicewriter
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Whether they make up 5% of Hollywood or not is irrelevant. The fact is that they exist. Where are such actresses in Bollywood? Non-existent. I rest my case. Parineeti is right to hit the gym because she knows the politics of the industry she is in and she is right for saying what she said.
Really? Nobody knows these actresses? Really? Really? That can't be true.Really? Nobody knows these actresses? Really? Really? That can't be true.

Anonymous's picture

So she is saying.. no one likes HER

Anonymous's picture

Only in Bollywood. In Hollywood, it's about
talent. Left to Bollywood actresses like
Golden Globe winner America Ferrera, Oscar
winner Monique, Oscar nominee & box
office queen Melissa McCarty would not
have careers.
Tue, 2013-06-18 16:41 — Anonymous
i feel bad what she saying , there is actress
like kareena and vidya, kajol , rani , they not
fat but curve girls , this bollywood not
hollywood sticks only there .
....................No one knows those names you mentioned.95% of female oscar winners are also slim and beautiful,so stop deceiving yourself Voicewriter

Anonymous's picture

Tue, 2013-06-18 16:46 — Voiceswriter

Only in Bollywood. In Hollywood, it's about talent. Left to Bollywood actresses like Golden Globe winner America Ferrera, Oscar winner Monique, Oscar nominee & box office queen Melissa McCarty would not have careers.
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And Rebel Wilson!! :)

Anonymous's picture

How superficial can someone be? I cant believe she mad a statement like this.

Anonymous's picture

Voicewriter: you are correct but the actresses you mentioned are not the A league leading ladies.when have you seen melissa starring opposite a brad pit or george clooney in romantic pairing?
Yes they have careers so did comedy queen guddi maruti etc.
Mainstream leading ladies are always by default suppossed to look beautiful and fit. And parineeti is not beautiful and when it comes to talent, she can only do the really raw small town girl roles.thats it, unlike her cousin prianka who is what you call a leading lady in motion pictures. Its not parineetis weight, its ok if you are a size 6 or 8 but the looks and personality should rule the screen like vidya or kajol in the 90s or juhi.

Anonymous's picture

Tue, 2013-06-18 13:24 — Anonymous

Anonymous's picture

*Well yes this makes so much sense especially when you take into consideration what a big failure Vidya Balan is...*(sarcasm)
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Ummm.... that's one actress! How many others are there who have been able to sustain themselves in the industry for a long period of time? NONE! (BTW, Sonakshi doesn't count because she's only been a sidekick to the hero and has only been in the industry for 3 years) So next time if you don't know what your talking about, then just don't say anything at all! :)

Anonymous's picture

I still remember last year kareena kapoor said the same statement and people criticize her so badly saying she's this and that. Now parineeti said the same thing no cares about it or all seems agreeing with her. Why's this

kohinoor's picture

ya, true

Anonymous's picture

@Only in Bollywood. In Hollywood, it's about talent. Left to Bollywood actresses like Golden Globe winner America Ferrera, Oscar winner Monique, Oscar nominee & box office queen Melissa McCarty would not have careers
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Yeah..exceptions rather than the rule. Anyway the above ladies are not really that famous.

Anonymous's picture

Tue, 2013-06-18 16:46 — Voiceswriter
Not these actresses. The real famous, big time actresses are skinny.
Looks and being skinny is a norm everywhere in the world even though Indians accepted some talentless fat women.

Anonymous's picture

Tue, 2013-06-18 10:46 — Anonymous

Anonymous's picture

Look at this two-bit actress talking about it in such a brash way. Vidya is fat and everyone LOVES her. Sonakshi too is fat, and quite popular and successful. this girl needs a reality check. People do love a fat actress. In fact, Sonakshi should go sit on her. and squash her. Because its about talent , not weight.
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These are one-offs. Bollywood is a fickle place....yes Vidya may be sweeping the awards with her skills in acting.....but behind her back everyone will be taking a pot-shot at her saying "she's moti", "she needs to lose weight" etc etc. At the end of the day, parineeti is in the heart of the showbiz and probably knows better than all of us how people react to thin or fat actresses. She got it right!

Anonymous's picture

Physical matters a lot in bollywood. That does not mean u can't make it with just talent. You can. Except its a lot harder and you need huge huge self confidence cuz Too many ppl will feel its their right to comment about your weight.

Voiceswriter's picture

Only in Bollywood. In Hollywood, it's about talent. Left to Bollywood actresses like Golden Globe winner America Ferrera, Oscar winner Monique, Oscar nominee & box office queen Melissa McCarty would not have careers.

Anonymous's picture

i feel bad what she saying , there is actress like kareena and vidya, kajol , rani , they not fat but curve girls , this bollywood not hollywood sticks only there .

Anonymous's picture

Fat actress... Hmmm... Sri Ji used to be fat... Pple loved her... Kareena used to be fat... Pple loved her... Vidya is fat... Pple adore her...

You got to have some luck to parineethi, it is not just talent.

Anonymous's picture

I hope people understand the difference between fat and curvy/big-framed and then talk !

Anonymous's picture

Well parineeti ur still fat and i doubt anyone wud find u hot or beautiful even if u were as thin as your cuzn
They like u for ur bindaas style of talk and acting pls dont comment on something where u are not the expert!

Anonymous's picture

She would be called "fat" by some people's standards-the same people who are big fans of bollywood. I know that at the end of the day looks matter in the bollywood but if you have strong conviction, you can break the stereotype of yypical herione. So what is the point in talking about just the physical aspect when the focus should be on representing woman in the industry fairly.

Anonymous's picture

*Well yes this makes so much sense especially when you take into consideration what a big failure Vidya Balan is...*(sarcasm)

Anonymous's picture

sad but true.
Sonam,Arjun, Kareena, Huma, Parineeti,Alia, Zarine ALL were overweight before joining the industry.

Anonymous's picture

Tue, 2013-06-18 10:28 — Anonymous

You know when Kareena Kapoor Khan said that, everyone jumped at her and called her superficial and all that. What now?????
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exactly. pvillans loves to degrade more successful person.

J-liz's picture

You've still got a long way to go to fit and presentable heroine!
So instead of wasting our time, hit the treadmill!

Anonymous's picture

i think she's talking about vidya balan..lol

Anonymous's picture

um..sweetie u are still FAT!

Anonymous's picture

Well this memo obviously didn't reach Sonakshi, Vidya and Aishwrya.

Anonymous's picture

Look at this two-bit actress talking about it in such a brash way. Vidya is fat and everyone LOVES her. Sonakshi too is fat, and quite popular and successful. this girl needs a reality check. People do love a fat actress. In fact, Sonakshi should go sit on her. and squash her. Because its about talent , not weight.

Anonymous's picture

Tue, 2013-06-18 09:37 — Anonymous
Bollywood mostly cares about looks. Talent comes second. If someone is handsome or beautiful, people say, "Oh, he/she should go into movies," without even knowing if that person has talent
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well said. A lot of actors in Bollywood can't act, they're only nice to look at. And many films don't work because of that

Anonymous's picture

You know when Kareena Kapoor Khan said that, everyone jumped at her and called her superficial and all that. What now?????

Anonymous's picture

She's good at acting but evryone hates her style n says she's fat!! Its all about beauty example deepika if wht she does is acting thn parineeti is beeter than her evn in the two films she's done... Its like when ppl say aishwarya looks good even if wht she's wearing is ok or boring they totally concentrate on her face n the fact tht she is appreciated in hollywood..

Anonymous's picture

I would like to talk abt sexy shahid. Dream boy shahid kapoor.

Anonymous's picture

The irony Parineeti.

Anonymous's picture

Bollywood mostly cares about looks. Talent comes second. If someone is handsome or beautiful, people say, "Oh, he/she should go into movies," without even knowing if that person has talent.

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