Preity Zinta and Kareena Kapoor to play Saif’s former lovers

It is known that Preity Zinta and Kareena Kapoor have cameos in Raj and Krishna DK’s next, ‘Happy Ending’, which features Saif Ali Khan in the lead. Mirror has now learnt that the two actresses will play former lovers of Saif’s character in the film.

Revealed a source close to the production, “The director duo were looking for actresses whose romantic camaraderie with Saif has clicked in the past. It was Saif who suggested Preity’s name who has successfully paired with him twice in the past (Kal Ho Na Ho and Salaam Namaste).” The source adds that Saif personally called up Preity and asked her if she’d be interested in playing his ex-girlfriend. She laughed and agreed. “Her character is the anchor in Saif’s life. He plays a successful author struggling with a writer’s block,” says the source. On the other hand Kareena, who also has a cameo, will play a dramatically different character. “She is more of an obsessive lover and her part is much smaller than Preity’s,” adds the source.

When contacted, Krishna DK said, “Yes, Saif called Preity and it was sweet of her to agree. Bebo’s inclusion was more of a spontaneous decision as she was with Saif in Los Angeles where we were shooting.”

Happy Ending is releasing on 5th December.

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Preity Zinta as a rustic bandit

Actress-businesswoman Preity Zintais set to make a comeback with Neeraj Pathak’s ‘Bhaiyyaji’, in which she plays a ferocious bandit. The film will also feature Sunny Deol as a gangster from Uttar Pradesh.

According to Pathak, Preity Zinta has pulled it off with aplomb. “Preity plays a Uttar Pradeshwali. She plays a gangster’s daughter. She’s no-nonsense UP gangster and Sunny Deol’s wife,” he added.
Apparently Preity’s transformation into a foul-mouthed rustic bandit was so convincing that Sunny wants to cast her as Sohni’s Punjabi mother in the remake of ‘Sohni Mahiwal’, a film that the actor reportedly wants to do with his son in the lead.

Pathak said: “Preity’s interpretation of the firebrand wife’s character is bang-on. She will not be seen as only for urbane sophisticated roles after ‘Bhaiyyaji’. We’ve 12 days’ shooting left. We will complete the shooting post-monsoon,” said the director.

In the past Preity had worked with both Sunny and Bobby in ‘The Hero: Love Story Of A Spy’ and ‘Soldier’. Interestingly, both the films were hits.

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Preity on her friendship with Salman Khan

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“From the film industry, the closest friend that I have is Salman. I don’t want to say that he’s my best friend as it sounds clichéd but he’s somebody I would do anything for. He’s my friend for ever and ever. There’s also Sussanne Khan (Hrithik’s wife). She’s somebody who I know before I became an actress and before Hrithik became an actor so I have known them since then. I meet her the least but she knows that I am always there for her. I don’t forget my relationships but I am not good at calling my friends every day. That’s not me. For me, a friend in need is a friend indeed. Friends don’t have to do anything. For me loyalty is very important and not tradition. I will always stand by my friends.
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Preity on the molestation case

Dear fans,

It saddens me that this is true. Let’s make sure we support the truth and make no drama of this all. For this reason, I won’t post video’s, opinions ect. I will only blog on what the police investigates and ofcourse Preity’s own words. I hope you’ll support her till the bitter end!

Preity’s statement:

From my heart….

I may not be super wealthy and powerful but i have truth by my side and I’ve worked very hard all my life and tried to earn respect for myself as a self made professional. It saddens me that no one at work or around ever stood up for me in the past when i was abused and insulted publicly. This time i was left with no option but to take this stern step as this incident happened in front of way too many people.

Sometimes we are so ashamed and humiliated that we fool ourselves to believe that no one saw what happened . Everyone always looks away as if they don’t exist or then we don’t exist. People are embarrassed just enough to look away, but not too embarrassed to intervene.

Ironically what happened at Wankade is being diluted by every other fabricated story about my character except the truth of what happened. I’m sure the witnesses will speak the truth and i trust and believe that the police will do their job fairly and quickly.

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Preity Zinta files molestation case against Ness Wadia in Mumbai

Actor Preity Zinta registered a case of molestation against former boyfriend and industrialist Ness Wadia in Mumbai late on Thursday night.

Deputy commissioner of police, zone I, Ravindra Shisve confirmed the filing of the complaint to HT.

In her complaint, the actor alleged that Wadia not only outraged her modesty but also abused and threatened her.In her statement to the police, Zinta said the incident happened during the IPL qualifier for the final between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium on May 30. She stated that during the match, while in the Garware Pavilion, Wadia came up to her, grabbed her by the hand and started using abusive words in front of other spectators.Zinta and Wadia are co-owners of the IPL team Kings XI Punjab. The actor, however, registered a complaint only on Thursday night. A case under sections 354, 504 and 506 (assault on a woman, intentional insult and criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered.

The police said they were in the process of locating witnesses and would also be calling Wadia to record his statement.

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I said seven years ago that Narendra Modi should be the Prime Minister: Preity Zinta

Films
I am doing two films right now, one is called Bhaiyyaji Superhit and the other is Happy Ending, and I had nothing to do with what it’s called. It’s a film with Saif. You will be hearing about me doing some other movies soon but as of now, it’s just about the IPL and the elections. It’s the first time since 1984 — it’s been the most decisive elections for India with the BJP coming as the single largest party with such a big majority.

Politics and elections
I had said seven years ago that I would like to see Mr Modi as Prime Minister. I started off as his biggest critic. Post Godhra, there were only negative thoughts in my head about him being communal. But then when I started going to Gujarat to shoot etc and meeting other people there, especially the Muslims and the stories I heard from them and the development that I saw around them made me see him in a different light. And you know what? The Supreme Court has given him a clean chit so who are we to judge? If the highest court in the country says something we must go by that, and secondly, it’s not the first time that we have had riots in India. We have had riots from 1984 to Kashmiri Pandit issues to the Godhra riots to the Muzaffarnagar riots – we have had all these issues but who, after falling down so badly, has gotten up and taken care of his state and done something for the people? So that means that there’s a future with this person and that was the only reason that I really started leaning towards him and becoming a fan of his. The way the Gujarat machinery works, it would be great if India could be like that. We would be that Golden Bird once again people talked of and poets wrote about. I just hope that people don’t expect him to do everything in one day and just give him some time!

Production time
I am going to make a lot of movies. Ishq In Paris will not the only film I ever make. That was a great learning experience and very tough to make but I think I am ready to come back bigger, better and stronger.

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“There’s someone in my life”

Years ago, she was laughed at when she talked about running her own business someday. Today, she’s is seen as one helluva successful owner in the cutthroat world of IPL. She’s held her own despite the charges levelled at her outfit and emerged strong. But then, Preity Zinta has been known for both her beauty and her balls. She was once crowned as the ‘only man in the industry’, thanks to her testimony against the underworld. She’s also taken the property dispute with the late Shandar Amrohi’s family head-on. She’s no bra-burning feminist but advises new girls to hold on to their clothes and not just turn into bikini babes. She says she’s happy without ex-Ness Wadia and doesn’t really need a man. Almost in the same breath, she confesses seeing someone but won’t name him as she’s tired of her personal life being played out in the tabloids. Unruffled by the debacle of Ishkq In Paris, she will be seen in Bhayyaji Superhitt, Happy Ending and other projects. Her never-say-die approach make her a living, breathing woman of today than a perked up Barbie. She’s steel wrapped in velvet. Excerpts…

How is the IPL 7 looking like?
Great! We have a brand new team, a well-balanced squad. We’re excited to have Virendra Sehwag on board, he’s a dynamic and destructive player. We’re also happy to have Mitchell Johnson, George Bailey, Glen Maxwell, Thisara Perera, Shawn Marsh and David Miller, whom we call Miller The Killer!

Have controversies affected the morale of your team?
This is part of the game. It hasn’t affected us because we have been pretty straight and clean. I don’t believe all of cricket is bad, there might be one or two characters. I’m glad they are out of the game and have faced tough consequences. I feel bad because our fans have emotionally invested in the game.

IPL is not happening in India this time. Does it mean loss of revenue?
Well, as much as I love cricket, the elections are more important. So we have had to take it overseas. But we’re going to come back here and hold the other half of the tournament in India. Everyone’s beating BCCI and saying nasty things about them. But they have been wonderful. They’ve assured us that if things go beyond a certain point; they’ll make sure that the franchises don’t lose money.

How is your relationship with Ness Wadia (co-owner of Kings XI Punjab) today?
It got over in 2009. So we need to stop mentioning him every time.

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Preity casts her for vote for the 2014 Elections

Everyone in India who can vote, should vote! Make a difference for your country. Today Preity casted her vote in Mumbai. She flew especially from the UAE to Mumbai to make sure she voted.

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