Shes the Liril girl with the dimpled smile. The Zinta with the zing. As fresh as the soap she endorsed and as perky-looking as the Perk she modelled for.
Shes hails from the north but presently has made aamchi Mumbai her home. Her debut film Dil Se has hit the big screen already while her next releases are Soldier with Bobby Deol, Kya Yehi Pyar Hai with Chandrachur Singh and an untitled Telugu film with Venkatesh.
Shes also been pencilled in to work in Shekhar Kapurs Tara Rum Pum Pum. Wanna know more about her? Here she is talking about herself.
Ive always been a peoples person. Perhaps thats why before gravitating towards films, I graduated in psychology.
Now I interact daily with so many individuals of different temperaments. Its fascinating to watch their strengths and weaknesses.
Actually, I flipped a coin to decide whether I should ever think about acting. I had toodled along with some friends to the Taj Mahal Hotel for the audition of Shekhar Kapurs Tara Rum Pum Pum. Shekhar asked me to react to the camera. Boy! was I intimidated, I didnt know what had hit me. I mumbled incoherently. But somehow I was okay as soon as the camera was switched on. I was in a world of my own.
God knows when Shekhar Kapur will make Tara Rum Pum Pum. Now I believe, hes on to his next film on Nelson Mandela. But I live on hope.
So far, the highs have been Mani Ratnams Dil Se, Kundan Shahs Kya Yehi Pyar Hai, Abbas-Mustaans Soldier, Raj Kanwars Farz and an untitled Telugu film with Venkatesh.
The lows have been the unnecessary controversies and link-ups. I mean one paper wrote that I was having an affair with Ajay Jadeja, if you please. Then I was linked with Chandrachur Singh. Its crazy. I know Ajay and Rocky ever since I can remember. They are like my buddies.
Recently someone asked me if Im seeing the trainer of the Indian cricket team. I mean, Andys a friend. Hell probably die of embarrassment if he ever finds out that hes been linked with me.
Okay, I admit I talk too much. I talk out of turn. I let my tongue run away with my mouth. So most people tend to misunderstand me. Bobby Deol, whos like family, pulls me up whenever he sees me shooting my mouth off.
Quite a few magazinewallahs ask me if Im wild. What does that mean? Why cant they just let me be? If Im having a cool time at a movie hall or a pub, dancing to music or watching soccer, whats their problem?
I have loads of energy, I have a positive attitude. I will not change my life just because women in the industry are expected to behave in a certain manner.
My weakness is that Im a scatterbrain. Also I hate waking up early in the morning. And I think my worst trait is my temper. When Im angry, instead of words I use my fists.
I was offered this big film with this actor who has a reputation of being obnoxious. I immediately conveyed my apprehensions to the director. I will not pander to anyones ego. Im here to act, not suck up to heroes. No one messes with me.
Maybe my overbearing attitude intimidates men. Perhaps thats why I dont have a boyfriend yet. Relationships are too complicated, man. Theyre too demanding.
To act, you must know pain. You must know what it means to be in love, what it means to be rejected.
Acting can truly take a toll on your nerves. I mean we have to be larger than life. Worse, Ive seen actors acting off the sets too.
You know whats the worst part about being an actress? Its the pressure to look gorgeous all the time and to behave perfectly. But Im not perfect, nobody is.
- Preity Zinta
PREITY ZINTA'S MOVIE LISTING
Dil Se - Shahrukh, Manisha Korala, Preity Zinta
Soldier - Bobby Deol, Preity Zinta
Kya Kahena - Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega - Salman Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta
Farz- Sunny Deol, Preity Zinta
Chori Chori Chupke Chupke- Rani Mukherji, Salman Khan, Preity Zinta
Full Name : Preity Zinta
Height : 5'5"
Birthday : January 31st
Known For : Her Gorgeous Smile
First Movie : Dil Se
First Hit Movie : Soldier w/ Bobby Deol