By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra turned 26 Wednesday and says she is big on birthdays though there is no "big party" planned this time.
"Well, my brother is down. So, it will be a family get-together. There is no big party planned as such. In the morning I will be at Yash Raj for the launch of a song from 'Kill Dil'. I've requested the 'Kill Dil' team to let me go before afternoon, so I can spend the rest of the day with my parents and brother," she said.
A few months back, the birthday girl gifted herself her a car - a Jaguar.
"I also bought a car for my parents. That really made me happy. Next on my wish list is a house. I'm saving up to buy my own place," said Parineeti.
However, material things are not the top priority on her birthday wish list.
"What I really want for my birthday is good health for my loved ones. We are what we are because of the people in our lives. What would I be without my family and close friends?" asked the cousin of actress Priyanka Chopra.
Parineeti confesses she is big on birthdays.
"I've always been a birthday girl. I count the weeks and days before my birthday. And if someone close to me forgets my birthday, I am heartbroken. I also love the cake. I can't have enough of it," she said.
And what about that special someone in her life?
"It isn't as if I don't want love to happen. I am waiting for it. I am not one of those actresses who says she has no time for love. I firmly believe a personal and professional life are meant to move on parallel tracks."
"So, I am ready for love whenever it is ready for me. And it can be anyone, including someone from the film industry. I don't believe I shouldn't fall in love with someone from the film industry. If and when it happens, how can I decide where love will come from?" she said.
By Subhash K. Jha