Parineeti Chopra lends her voice for Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BGF’


Toeing the footsteps of cousin Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra has bagged her first Hollywood project with one of the finest filmmakers of the West. The ‘Ishaqzaade’ girl will be lending her voice to Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BGF’, acronym for ‘The Big Friendly Giant’.

The 27-year-old actress is one of the voice cast of the fantasy adventure film, along with Gulshan Grover and Amitabh Bachchan. They will lend their voices to the characters in the Hindi dubbed version of the movie.

‘The BGF’ is the Oscar winning filmmaker’s screen adaptation of the 1982 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. Oscar winner Mark Rylance of ‘Bridge of Spies fame’ plays the role of the 24-feet-tall benevolent ‘big friendly giant’. Ruby Barnhill plays Sophie, an orphan girl who befriends the giant and the duo set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants.

“Parineeti will voice the female protagonist of the movie. She has dubbed for Sophie, played by 12-year-old Ruby Barnhill in ‘The BFG’,” read a statement. The actress decided to take up the part as she loved the character and it will be her first Hollywood project. Amitabh Bachchan has lent his voice to the friendly giant’s character. The Hindi version of ‘The BGF’ is set to release in India on July 15.

On the workfront, Parineeti is currently filming ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ opposite Ayushmann Khurrana. She will be seen in the role of an aspiring singer and also maker her singing debut with the film being directed by Akshay Roy and produced by Maneesh Sharma under Yash Raj Films banner.

Parineeti has also been roped in for Homi Adjania’s next film titled ‘Takadum’, which will see her team up with her ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ co-star Sushant Singh Rajput.