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Parineeti Chopra responds to former schoomate’s ‘liar’ jibe

Chopra admits that her family did have a car, but her father wanted his children to be independent.

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Mayur Lookhar

She was candid in her disclosure about her struggles as a child, however, little did Parineeti Chopra imagine that her nostalgic comments at an event for women's safety, that was headlined by Akshay Kumar, would be disputed.  

One gentleman Kkanoo Gupta, an executive at a reputed automobile company and Chopra’s former schoolmate, had hit out at Chopra in his Facebook post labelling her a 'liar'. Gupta had mocked Chopra for allegedly lying about her family’s financial status.

Chopra has now issued a statement in this regard, clarifying her comments.

“I think what I said at a martial arts event a few days ago has been misconstrued on same places, so I would like to take a moment and clarify what I meant, said Chopra, before adding, “My dad did have a car that he used for his office work, but we kids did not use it for school travel. As a child I hated going on a bicycle. But today, I understand that he was doing it to make me independent and keep me safe (sic).”

The actress also downplayed the criticism by her former school colleague Gupta.

“I am responding now as I was travelling out of the country at this while. I would request everyone concerned to please not let menial things like this take precedence over what I was actually trying to say women’s safety and the challenges that we girls face while growing up (sic)," said the Meri Pyaari Bindu actress.

Earlier, Gupta had mocked Chopra for her comments at a media event, labelling her a 'liar'. Gupta had expressed his views in a Facebook post, even tagging Chopra on it.

“Parineeti Chopra Shame coming from a privileged background and lying through the teeth in front of camera. I guess this is what being a celebrity means. Create a fabricated sob story of no money no car etc etc.

Coming from the same school I probably also remember the car her father used to have. And going to school on a cycle was a trend those days and also a privilege not every one had.

My friends from CJM would probably understand the lies a bit better. (sic)

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