Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra opened up about her unique learning experience with director Dibakar Banerjee while working on Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. The two often had back and forth arguments on the set about the character Sandy, but Parineeti called this whole experience of heated discussions as “creative arguments.”
This was a first-time collaboration between the actress and the director, but they hit it off immediately as Parineeti said they both visibly deeply cared about their character and ultimately— the movie. While talking to the Hindustan Times, she said”
"We used to have these creative arguments because he would say, 'But Sandy would do this' and I would be like 'no, she would not do this' or I would say, 'Why would she do this? She has to do this' There were the creative arguments, it was never fighting or arguments in the cliched sense. We were both fighting for Sandy."
Parineeti went on, "It used to be a great high when either one of us would prove the other person wrong because that would just prove that either I know the character very well, as an actor I've understood it, or he's very clear about what he's written. We were both okay to lose those arguments because that would mean that we were getting Sandy right. So it was a very, very fruitful way of working with a director for me.”
The actress expressed that she is extremely grateful to get a chance to work with one of Bollywood’s top directors. Parineeti called it her privilege to be able to learn from Dibakar.
"Fighting with the (director) is a privilege that not every director gives you. Sometimes directors say, 'listen, don't talk, just do what I am saying.' That's not a fun way to work. So I was very lucky that Dibakar was as much wanting Sandy to excel as much I wanted her to excel,” she added.