Parineeti Chopra refused to act with Sushant Singh Rajput calling him a ‘TV actor’

Did you know that Parineeti Chopra turned down Sushant Singh Rajput’s first offer for the movie “Hasee To Phasee”?

Parineeti Chopra is a gifted actress who has proven her skills as an actor in several films, including Kesari, Ishaqzaade, Shuddh Desi Romance, and Hasee Toh Phasee. Regarding her personal life, Parineeti married politician Raghav Chadha on September 24, 2023, in a romantic ceremony held in front of Udaipur’s stunning Lake Pichola. Even though the diva has been absent from the big screen for a while, she frequently makes news for various reasons.

For the 2014 release of Hasee Toh Phasee, director Anurag Kashyap first brought in the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Anurag once discussed all that went on behind the scenes in an interview and explained how Sushant was able to clinch a three-film agreement with Yash Raj Films. Parineeti Chopra starred in his debut YRF film, Shuddh Desi Romance, but she declined to collaborate with Sushant on Hasee To Phasee.


Anurag Kashyap discussed the casting of his movie Hasee Toh Phasee candidly with journalist Faye D’Souza, disclosing that Sushant Singh Rajput was initially considered for the male lead role. He did, however, add that Parineeti Chopra declined to collaborate with Sushant because she believed he was a TV actor. It was reported that he said, “He was supposed to do the film, and we had to find an actress and we reached out to Parineeti Chopra. She said ‘I don’t want to work with a television actor’. So we explained to her who Sushant Singh is, he is doing Kai Po Che, he is doing PK, and by the time Hasee Toh Phasee comes out, he will not just be a television actor.”

Parineeti Chopra, on the other hand, co-starred with Sushant Singh Rajput in Shuddh Desi Romance and played the lead opposite Sidharth Malhotra in Hasee Toh Phasee. In addition, Anurag Kashyap stated in the same interview that no one disagreed with Sushant Singh Rajput’s choice as they all thought YRF was a superior offer for him. He continued, saying, “And she was doing a film called Shuddh Desi Romance and she must have gone and spoken to YRF, they called him and said ‘Why don’t you come and do Shuddh Desi Romance and not do that film?’ And he disappeared on us.”

Anurag Kashyap’s remarks from the interview have surfaced on Reddit years later, and many aren’t happy about the same. Their opinions about Parineeti Chopra turning down a movie with then-rising star Sushant Singh Rajput because he was a TV actor poured into the post’s comment section. Netizens remarked, “She said he looks like a truck driver and didn’t want to do the intimate moment during Shuddh Desi Romance,” while another said, “You know how she said she would never marry a politician and then did that? I have a sneaky feeling he’s going to be of use to her a little later on and she knows it.”