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Want my films to be released in theatres whenever it happens, says Parineeti Chopra

The actress, who has three major projects lined up to hit the theatres in the post-lockdown period, said that she would hate for them to have a compromised release on OTT platforms. 

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Even with Gulabo Sitabo, Shakuntala Devi, and Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl heading for a direct OTT release, it seems that the traditional theatrical opening holds a sentimental value for many actors. Actress Parineeti Chopra confirmed that she would not prefer any of her films to be released directly on an OTT (over-the-top) platform.  

The actress has Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar (2020), Saina (2020), the Saina Nehwal biopic, and the Hindi remake of The Girl On The Train preparing for release in the post-lockdown period. Speaking to Filmfare.com, the actress said, "Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar was all ready to release. We were two days into the promotions when all of this (lockdown) happened."

Directed by Dibakar Banerjee, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar was set to release on 20 March, when the lockdown was initiated. 

Confirming that The Girl On The Train is in its final edit, Chopra said, "The Girl On The Train is not ready yet as they are in midst of editing and locking the final cuts. Weirdly, it’s a blessing in disguise. Because I know once the lockdown ends, they will work on it and then decide whether they want a theatrical or an OTT release. The same goes for the Saina Nehwal biopic. All these films are so important to me. I have literally bet my life on them and worked hard on them. I would hate for them to have a compromised release."

Chopra added that while many films are opting for an OTT release, the traditional release in a theatre still holds value. She said, "But there’s the traditional Indian film-goer in me, who believes cinema will never die. We want our films to release in theatres, whenever it happens."

The actress was last seen on screen with Sidharth Malhotra in Jabariya Jodi (2019).

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