After months of speculation, Parineti Chopra has been confirmed to star in the Hindi remake of Hollywood flick ‘The Girl Of The Train’.
In a statement confirmed by Reliance Entertainment, Chopra will take on the lead role, which will be directed by Ribhu Dasgupta. It goes on the floors in July, with a release next year.
Chopra said, “I want to do roles that audiences haven’t seen me in before and one’s that require a lot of prep and homework, which is why The Girl On The Train really worked for me. The character is an alcoholic and a victim of abuse, and I hven’t explored anything like her onscreen before.”
“It’s exciting because I never thought I’d actually be doing a film around a book I’ve read and loved. I relate to the character because I’ve studied and worked in London, it’s my second home… I even know the tube maps inside out. I can’t wait to start shooting the film and relive those days and I hope people enjoy seeing me in a completely new avatar in this film,” she added.
Dasgupta added, “The character is edgy, dark, and gritty along with being extremely emotional. So it is great to team up with someone like Parineeti, who is an extremely sincere actor and a powerful performer.”
Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO Reliance Entertainment also mentioned, “Not only is The Girl On The Train one of the best psychological thrillers but also a heartwarming story of the female protagonist and her discovery of life. We have procured the rights of the book and the film, and will be adapting it from an Indian story telling perspective. Amblin will be a partner in this film.”
“The film is expected to go on floors around July 2019 and we expect to finish shooting by September. The film is entirely set in UK and we are in the process of locking the location. We haven’t fixed a release date yet but it will be in 2020,” concluded the producer.
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