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Parineeti Chopra to star in official Hindi remake of 'The Girl On The Train'

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Published Apr 24, 2019, 11:49 am IST
Updated Apr 24, 2019, 11:55 am IST
The role was originally played by Emily Blunt, who received critical acclaim for her performance in the 2016 film.
Parineeti Chopra.
 Parineeti Chopra.

Mumbai: Parineeti Chopra has been roped in for the official Hindi remake of Hollywood thriller "The Girl On The Train", the makers announced Wednesday.

The author-backed role in the official Hindi remake will star Parineeti Chopra, who steps into the shoes of an alcoholic divorcée, who becomes involved in a missing person’s investigation.

 

The role was originally played by Emily Blunt, who received critical acclaim for her performance in the 2016 film.

The still to be titled, taut thriller will be directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, who will adapt the book keeping in mind the sensibilities and grit of the characters from the source.

As the film is all set to go on floors this year, National award laureate Parineeti Chopra can’t wait to start work on the film. She says, “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 haven’t explored anything like her onscreen before”.

Talking about what made Parineeti the ideal choice for the protagonist in the film, says Ribhu, “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.”

The casting was a beautiful twist of destiny in a way for Parineeti Chopra who related to the character at the very start, “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 adds.

The psychological thriller will be produced by Reliance Entertainment, who have procured the rights of the book and the film and will be adapting it from an Indian story telling perspective.

Confirms Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO Reliance Entertainment, "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." 

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