Parineeti Chopra has never been one to focus on box office numbers, but the immense success of ‘Golmaal Again’ (2017) has been hard to ignore.

“As an actor, you want to have a great body of work, but I would be lying if I said the Rs. 100 crore benchmark doesn’t matter. It matters to every actor. It just shows how audiences are accepting you, how much they love you. I’m loving the feeling that I have right now.”, Chopra told IANS.

While box-office success is great, her career choices are still driven by passion. “I want to work on varied characters, films, and subjects. In that sense, I am passionate more than ambitious. My character in ‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar’, though, is super ambitious and that makes her different from me. It’s also fun playing characters that are so different – it makes you live someone else’s life, dreams, aspirations,” she said. “Audiences are keen to see a performance, as much as they like watching the stars and larger-than-life films. So being able to deliver in different genres and tackle a variety of roles has more value. Personally, for me, repeating myself at this stage of my career would just be uninspiring. I like to challenge myself and put out (present) a new shade (aspect) with each film.”

Chopra’s current projects include Dibakar Banerjee’s ‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar’ and Vipul Shah’s ‘Namastey Canada’, both scheduled for a 2018 release.