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Preity Zinta in Napier to cheer Indian team

Posted in Bollywood, Bollywood News, Bollywood news and wallpaper, Priti Zinta with tags , on March 5, 2009 by ketalparikh

Bollywood star Preity Zinta made a surprise visit to the McClean park, moments before the toss in the first ODI between India and New Zealand there to cheer The Kings Eleven Punjab, an IPL franchisee co-owned by Zinta.

“I have been invited by the New Zealand Prime Minister and will be attending the official function hosted for the Indian team on March 5 at Wellington,” said Preity, who looked gorgeous as ever clad in faded blue jeans and a blood-red top.

Preity briefly met Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Irfan Pathan before the start of the match and wished them well. “I met Yuvraj, Dhoni and Irfan briefly. Nothing much,” she revealed.

Indian team moral was already down by white wash in T20 series. But it seems her present has worked magic and Indian team won that day’s match.
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preity zinta in napier

preity zinta in napier

Unwanted visitors at Preity Zinta’s birthday party

Posted in Bollywood, Bollywood News, Bollywood news and wallpaper, Priti Zinta with tags , on February 5, 2009 by ketalparikh

Apart from Bollywood bigwigs, including Shahrukh Khan, Farah Khan, Chunky Pandey and others at her birthday bash at her flat in Quantum Park building in Bandra on Saturday, Preity Zinta also had some unwanted visitors in the party.

It was the Mumbai police patrol team who had to after slum-dwellers in the neighbourhood complained of loud music early Sunday morning. The police ordered them to turn down the volume of the loudspeakers and said that the actress will be penalised as per the provisions for flouting noise pollution rules.

A local resident, Irfan Shaikh, said that very loud music was played in the party which started late Saturday and continued till the early hours Sunday.

“Whenever there is music or programmes in the slum areas, these people in big buildings complain against us and we have to shell out large fines. We also get disturbed and so we complained to the police,” he told media persons here Sunday morning.

Well, this was an irresponsible act from Zinta who has always shown her social responsibility and did so yet again on her birthday when she adopted orphaned girls from Mother Miracle School in Hrishikesh. As their guardian, Preity will take care of finances for their basic needs like food, clothing and education.

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Bollywood latest news: Shahrukh Khan apologizes to fans

Posted in Bollywood, Bollywood news and wallpaper, Bollywood Wallpaper, Priti Zinta on October 21, 2008 by ketalparikh

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Bollywood Actor Shahurkh Khan has apologized to his fans for cancelling Temptation Reloaded tour across Europe.

In a video released at You Tube, King Khan has said “he’s quite disappointed, but some certain reasons the tour was cancelled.”

He said, “We need to see some mismanaged items in Germany, because of we were forced to cancel the tour. It’s first time, when such things happened.”

Sharukh said further “I promise to the people of Germany, I would come to them soon. If I’m in Europe, I’ll visit Frankfurt and Berlin.”
More than 10,000 tickets were sold for the German tour of “Temptation Reloaded”. However two days before the first show in Berlin Friday, it was cancelled to the deep disappointment of ShahRukh fans.

Preity Zinta In Love With Salman Khan

Posted in Bollywood, Bollywood news and wallpaper, Bollywood Wallpaper, Priti Zinta, Salman Khan on October 16, 2008 by ketalparikh

Priety Zinta is really in love with Salman Khan, nope not the real Salman but the reel Salman with his Jat Punjabi look in their forthcoming flick Heroes. Preity has worked with Salman in several films but she complimented that he looks his best in heroes.

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“This is for the first time that my male co-star’s look made go completely in awe of him. Salman is a Jat Punjabi in the film and every time I’d see him in that get up I’d go, “Wow! You look so good, Salman!” Salman and I have worked together earlier in films but I had never complimented him ever. But Salman’s Sikh look swept me off my feet,” Preity said smiling.

She plays Sallu’s lady love in the film, a typical Punjabi wife and she says, “Well I am proud to be his wife… in the film that is!”

Good for you Preity… because we dont see him get married anytime close in real life… better he keeps getting married in films.

Oh My God! Salman…you look so good: Preity Zinta

Posted in Bollywood, Bollywood news and wallpaper, Bollywood Wallpaper, Priti Zinta, Salman Khan on October 10, 2008 by ketalparikh

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Preity, with your next film Heroes coming up. Are you nervous or excited?
Frankly speaking, I am very excited. I was nervous when I was shooting for the film. It was a very difficult role for me, because it was not in my comfort zone as an actor. This role was something that I have not attempted before.

For instance, when someone offers me a role of an NRI, I can play that role with ease because it’s in my comfort zone. But my role in Heroes has got a very rural flavor to it.

It’s a role of a simple girl from a village, who speaks Punjabi and is a woman of the soil. She works on a tractor and makes rotis in a village house. In that sense, it’s a very different kind of role.

What is the name of your character in the film and can you oblige us by giving a sneak peak into the lives of ‘Heroes’?
The name of my character is Kuljeet Kaur, who is an Indian by every inch. And as far as the ‘sneak peak’ into the film is concerned, all I can say is that the film is about the two boys played by Vatsal Seth and Sohail Khan.

They belong to the proverbial ‘Generation Next’ and also someone who have everything that anyone can ever want. They have the money to splurge, they have all the vices, and they have the time, and yes the luxury to waste time too, which is pretty much the current breed of the upper level generation.

Heroes is about their journey of meeting people from various backgrounds of life. It is their interaction with people from various backgrounds of life. Moreover, how they get inspired from them. It is then, that these normal people become ‘heroes’.

The bottom line of the story is that one need not do anything extraordinary to become a hero. You can simply do the ordinary things and become a hero. But what matters the most is the ‘way’ you do them.

As Mariah Carey says in her famous song… ‘That a Hero lies in you’. This film is also something that acts as a bridge that connects the modern India with the real India.

How much of your character in Heroes do you identify with?
Absolutely…despite the fact that I am extremely urban! But as Shahrukh says, ‘Phir bhi dil hai Hinduatani’! I come from an army family (with my father and brother both serving the nation), I am extremely patriotic towards my country.

I would request each and every family to at least send one of their children to the army. That way, it would not be states and communities anymore…it will be about INDIA! People in the army give their lives for people they don’t even know. The only time when we remember them is when there is a war happening.

At the end of the day, we land up with a ‘Oh! How sad’ kind of feeling, which is something that I feel will never cease to be the flavor of the season. Heroes is a look into lot of such things, without any kind of theory and lecture-baazi!

It’s more of a practical presentation which, in other words, can also be termed as the mirror of the society! It’s not just me, but the whole nation will instantly identify with Kuljeet Kaur! As an actor, Heroes is a very new space for me and I am simply proud to be a part of it!

Rumors also have it that you have not used make up in the entire film. How much of it is true?
Yes, I have not used make-up, but only in some portions of the film, whereas in others, I have. But the one film in which I have just not done any make up is my next film Heaven On Earth! To me, Heaven On Earth and Heroes are the two faces of the same coin.

How was it working with Salman Khan?
Till date, never ever in my career, have I ever looked at my hero while working with him, stopped at the sets and said, “Oh! You look so good!” But, I did that with Salman Khan when he came dressed up as a Sardar. I just looked at him and said, “Oh My God! Salman…you look so good!”

Salman, on his part, simply looked at me so endearingly and asked, “Preity…what are you talking about!” With his beard and turban, he looked like a real Jat Sikh! Trust me; he looks so very awesomely good in the film.

As a matter of fact, I happened to go to London where a group of people came up to me and said, “Assi tho zaroor dekhaangey jee Heroes, Salman Khan tho badda sona lagada hain jee.” (Dear, we will surely watch Heroes without fail. Salman looks so good in it!).

And I was like, ‘Hey! What about me?’ (Laughs) To which, they replied, “Aap bhi achhe lag rahe ho, par Salman kya lag raha hai…gabru’. (You too are looking good, but Salman looks so macho!).

Heroes was previously titled as ‘Mera Bhaarat Mahaan’. Without sounding diplomatic or politically correct, can you please tell us as to which name do you prefer more and why?
I think both the titles work for me because the idea being both the titles suits the film so very accurately.

That reminds me of an incident, which happened to me a few days back when I saw a signboard which said ‘Mera Bhaarat Mahaan’.

But when I came closer to the board, there were these small letters below it which said ‘Banana padega’. (Laughs) If I were to think of Heroes from a different context, I think that Mera Bharat Mahaan sounds like a name with a little bit of cynicism in it, while Heroes sounds more positive. That way, I would stick with Heroes!

Vatsal Seth…the literal blue-eyed boy of Bollywood, who started off his Bollywood career with a dud like Tarzan -The Wonder Car is again knocking the doors of tinsel town with Heroes. Do you foresee a bright future for him post Heroes?
I am sure that he indeed has a bright future ahead of him. And when he actually starts looking like a man (post his chocolate hero image), he would have gained so much experience in this industry, that its going to be only raining awards for him!

India winning at the Oscars is every Indian’s dream. So, do you feel that Taare Zameen Par will make every Indian’s dream come true?
I really hope it wins! It’s a great movie. After watching the film, I told Aamir that, ‘TZP made me cry. And it wasn’t even a love story.’ I am already sitting with my fingers and toes crossed with a little prayer of my lips!

Can you cite three reasons for the common man to watch Heroes?
Firstly, it’s a fantastic film. Secondly, I am in it. And lastly, it’s going to be worth every minute of it.

Bollywood Actress Preity Zinta to dub ‘Heaven On Earth’ in Hindi

Posted in Priti Zinta on August 6, 2008 by ketalparikh

The Indian distributor of Deepa Mehta’s film ‘Heaven On Earth’ has insisted that the movie be dubbed in Hindi. So, Preity Zinta, who plays the protagonist in the film will join Mehta in Toronto for the screening of the film and will later do her portions with Mehta. Preity is currently touring with the Bachchans on their ‘Unforgettable’ tour. Meanwhile, Deepa will arrive at Mumbai next week to take care of the Hindi dubbing of the film.

‘Preity will have to do her portions in Toronto after her world tour with the Bachchans and also attend the Toronto Festival screening,’ said the Canada-based director.

Mehta’s ‘Heaven On Earth’ is to be screened during the Toronto Film Festival in September at the prestigious Elgin theatre.

‘It’s the venue of all serious-minded films at the Toronto Film Festival. Last year the Coen Brothers’ ‘No Country For Old Men’ premiered there. This year I’m proud to have my film there in the Special Representation section,’ said Mehta.

Preity Zinta to Compete with Kareena Kapoor

Posted in Kareena Kapoor, Priti Zinta on July 4, 2008 by ketalparikh

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Preity Zinta is in a state of confusion these days. Sources has it that the sweety pie Preity Zinta and sexy Kareena Kapoor are to share the same frame in ‘Mr & Mrs Khanna’ and the dimpled beauty is trying to shed those extra kilos.

Sohail Khan’s upcoming production ‘Mr & Mrs Khanna’ has the slim-trim Kareena Kapoor as the female lead opposite Salman Khan. Now, how could Preity bear looking flabby in front of Bebo. So, the dimpled girl, who is doing a cameo in the film, is reportedly working out in a gym.

Directed by debutante Prem Soni, the film, which revolves around the theme of extramarital affair is expected to release near the end of 2008. Sources inform us that SRK has also agreed to do a cameo for the film due to his friendship with ‘Sallu Miya’.
We hope that all the stars may have a blast at the shoot.

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