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Parineeti Chopra

No, we are not suggesting this as a representational image of Parineeti Chopra’s hectic prepping for the final shoots of Saina—the much awaited biopic of India’s first woman badminton ace—the inimitable Saina Nehwal. Indeed, any medieval knight templar would have loved to don this heavy-set gown, with its furry extremities, intricate lacework and endless sparkles that mirror a starry sky, and march on to the Crusades (he’d probably change into something comfy before a showdown). Nope, Parineeti, who makes the most of a generous breathing space in the formidable armour, is probably celebrating her two other imminent releases—Sandeep Aur Pinky Faarrar and The Girl On The Train. Reminded of the 2016 Emily Blunt starrer? We’re sure they have made a few changes.

Bollywood actor Parineeti Chopra and Indian tennis player Sania Mirza during a Diwali party hosted by actor Amitabh Bachchan and his family, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Parineeti Chopra at the inauguration of 'International Dive Expo- Adex India Ocean Festival 2019', in Mumbai

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Bollywood actor Parineeti Chopra attends the special screening of Netflix original 'Bard of Blood', in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actors Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra pose with students during promotion of their upcoming Hindi film 'Jabariya Jodi', in New Delhi.

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Bollywood actors Madhuri Dixit and Parineeti Chopra pose for a photograph during the promotion of film 'Jabariya Jodi' on the sets of Dance Deewane Season 2, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actors Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra pose during the promotion of upcoming film ‘Jabariya Jodi’, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra stand for photographs before a press conference ahead of the release of their film "Kesari" in Ahmadabad. The film is slated for release on March 21.

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Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra at an event in New Delhi.

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Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra seen during the screening of upcoming Star Plus television Hindi show 'Rubaru Roshni', in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra stand for photographs at Priyanka Chopra and musician Nick Jonas wedding reception in Mumbai.

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Give fulsome credit to make-up artistes, if you marvel at how authentically period-­Punjabi Parineeti and Akshay look in this still from Kesari. We imagine the duo would cavort around the central theme: the Battle of Saragarhi in 1897, when 21 Sikh soldiers fought off 10,000 Afghan invaders.

You’d believe if someone told you this was a frieze, frozen in time, of a particularly opulent celebration. That painterly quality of Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas’s sangeet at Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhawan owes much to the rich raiments of the bride, soon-to-be-wed Isha Ambani and Parineeti Chopra. National, international art­istes performed, Bollywood numbers thumped about and the light reflected from the assembled jewellery blinded many a man.

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Actress Parineeti Chopra leaves after attending the wedding ceremony of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

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Bollywood actor Parineeti Chopra arrives for her cousin Priyanka Chopra's wedding to American singer Nick Jonas, in Jodhpur.

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Bollywood actors Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor with designers Nikhil and Shantanu during a fashion show in New Delhi.

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Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapur pose for a photo at the pre-engagement party of Akash Ambani and fiancee Shloka Mehta, in Mumbai.

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­(clockwise from top left) Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Parineeti Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Ajay Devgn

Kickass gym-going dames don’t only rock to techno beats. Parineeti Chopra felt Meri Pyaari Bindu was her “life story”. That’s our desi girl!