Parineeti Chopra to step into Emily Blunt’s shoes for Hindi remake of The Girl on the Train

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Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra who was last seen in Akshay Kumar’s Kesari has bagged a new film. Yes, the actress has been roped in for the official Hindi remake of Paul Hawkins’ bestseller The Girl On The Train.

Parineeti Chopra to step into Emily Blunt’s shoes

For the film, the actress will step into the shoes of Emily Blunt. She will plays the character of the alcoholic divorcee who gets involved in unexpected circumstances while aimlessly riding a train daily.

Parineeti Chopra to step into Emily Blunt’s shoes

Announcing her exciting journey, Chopra shared the good news on social media and wrote, “Hopping onto this thrilling ride! Excited to be a part of #TheGirlOnTheTrain’s official Hindi remake.@ribhudasgupta @RelianceEnt @amblin #DreamWorksPictures #TheGirlOnTheTrain”

Parineeti said the viewers will see her in a different persona with this film. “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 on screen before,” she said in a statement.

Chopra further said, “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.”

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Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO Reliance Entertainment added, “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.”

While further details are yet to be announced, Shibasish revealed, “The film is expected to go on floors around July 2019 and we expect to finish shooting by September. The film is entirely set in UK and we are in the process of locking the location. We haven’t fixed a release date yet but it will be in 2020”.