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Confirmed: Parineeti Chopra bags The Girl On The Train remake

Image instagrammed by Parineeti Chopra
Image instagrammed by Parineeti Chopra

Rumours were rife lately that Parineeti Chopra was being considered as a replacement for Jacqueline Fernandez in the Hindi remake of Hollywood thriller, The Girl On The Train (2016). Today, the makers finally confirmed that the Golmaal Again (2017) actress has indeed signed the project on the dotted line.

Parineeti said in a statement, “I want to do roles that audiences haven’t seen me in before and ones 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.”

“It’s exciting because I never thought I would actually be doing a film around a book I have read and loved. I relate to the character because I have 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 continued.

Bankrolled by Reliance Entertainment, The Girl On The Train remake will be directed by filmmaker Ribhu Dasgupta. The film is set to begin production in July. It will roll into theatres in 2020.

Parineeti Chopra, who was recently seen in Dharma Productions’ Kesari (2019), has a number of exciting projects in her kitty right now, including Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, Jabariya Jodi, Saina and Bhuj: The Pride Of India.