The trailer for the Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra-starrer ‘Jabariya Jodi’ has received immense appreciation from fans worldwide. This is mainly due to the film’s story line revolving around the subject of forced marriages. Director Prashant Singh has now revealed that Sonakshi Sinha was the first choice for the film. However, he did not forget to mention that Parineeti did a great job too. “Sidharth was always the first choice for the film. Before that, there was a stage where we were pitching the film to many other actors and like any other first-time filmmaker, you have to go around looking for actors but nothing materialised. What materialised was this,” Singh revealed in a recent interview.
Talking about approaching Sonakshi, the debut director added, “It would have been nice. She was from Bihar. What do I say, that would have been really nice but it didn’t work out on a certain level so I would not like to talk about it. But having said that, Parineeti has done a fabulous job in this film.”
He stated, “It was easy for Parineeti to cope up. She is a magician: She just comes on set and picks up things very quickly. She is a quick learner and she is familiar with the language so she was close to the dialect anyway. She has done a great job in the film.” ‘Jabariya Jodi’ centres on the topic of groom kidnappings that is often popular in Bihar. Singh, who earlier served as the assistant director in Anand L Rai’s ‘Raanjhanaa’ and ‘Tanu Weds Manu’, sang praises for the renowned director. “I have absorbed a lot from Anand L Rai. I have assisted him in two of his films, so you will see those flavours in my film. He shoots with a lot of honesty and sincerity. It feels great to have assisted someone like Anand, who is so honest with his craft.”