Wanted to be authentic with my role in ‘Kesari’: Parineeti Chopra

MUMBAI: Parineeti Chopra, who plays Akshay Kumar’s love interest in “Kesari, Friday said she wanted to be “authentic” to the character of a Punjabi woman in the film

“Kesari” is based on the Battle of Saragarhi fought between the British Indian army’s Sikh Regiment comprising of 21 soldiers and 10,000 Afghan tribesmen in 1897.

Parineeti said she did not have any knowledge of that era and it was director Anurag Singh, whose research on the subject helped her in playing the part.

“I used to ask several questions to Anurag before doing a scene as I did not want to go out of the character. I did not want to improvise in this world. I wanted to be as authentic as possible.

“She is a Punjabi girl, so I knew an approximate world but I did not know about that kind of love story. It is the story of 1897 but we have an amazing friendship, there is no unequal relationship over here. This is a genius move by Anurag to not show the typical conservative side of husband and wife,” Parineeti told reporters here at the song launch event of “Kesari”..

The makers today released the song “Teri Mitti” from the film.

Parineeti said she wanted to work in “Kesari” because of the team involved with the project and screen time was not her concern while signing the film.  (AGENCIES)