YRF to launch Parineeti Chopra in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl
By Nikhil Ramsubramaniam, February 15, 2011 - 12:21 IST
Yash Raj Films (YRF) has always believed in encouraging and launching new talent. Only recently it gave the industry one of the most talented newcomers in Ranveer Singh. Now YRF is all set to launch yet another new face- Parineeti Chopra- in its forthcoming film Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl
directed by Maneesh Sharma.
Not many know but Parineeti happens to be actress Priyanka Chopra's cousin. She has been working with YRF for over a year in the Marketing Department as an integral part of the Promotional and PR team. Given one-off chance to audition for the film, she impressed both Maneesh and Aditya Chopra and was immediately cast for a role as one of the "ladies" who fall prey to the smooth talking guile of Ricky Bahl.
"I think Parineeti was phenomenal in her video test. I had no doubts that I wanted her in my film. In fact, when I worked on the script, I had her at the back of my mind, having interacted with her while she was in office", said director Maneesh Sharma.
Parineeti, like most YRF discoveries, has bagged a 3 film deal with the production house the first of which is Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl
. The excited newcomer tweeted, "I am so so soooo excited to be signing 3 films with YRF, and hope all goes well with me :) :)Thank u to all those who have been wishing me well." Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl
stars Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma who were last seen together in YRF's Band Baaja Baaraat
. Shooting of the film starts early-April and the makers are planning to release the film on 9th Dec 2011, the same weekend Band Baaja Baaraat