They start touching and poking you: Preity Zinta

Actor Preity Zinta, 37, who was mobbed outside a jewellery store in town on Thursday, is shaken up after the experience. “I still love Delhi, but get scared of the madness sometimes,” she says before adding, “I know that my fans love me. But it gets a bit tough to handle when in their excitement, they start touching and poking you to see if you’re for real.”

Clearly displeased, she goes on, “People in India like to touch a lot. It’s not very nice for any girl to be touched by strangers wherever they want. You wouldn’t do that to your sister or mother but just because one is an actor, they think she is your property.” The actor, who also later visited The Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon, hopes the scenario is better when she visits the Capital next.

Although Zinta has a busy diary promoting her production debut Ishkq in Paris, she plans to make time for Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s wedding on October 16. “Saif has always been a good friend, and I have got to know Kareena better after they started dating. She is a wonderful person.”

Refusing to talk about her own marriage plans, Zinta only gives away a little bit about the romantic within her — “If I can be my crazy, wild self in front of a person and he still likes me, that’s romantic,” she says. Zinta also refutes rumours of using actor Salman Khan for her film’s publicity. “Anybody who thinks that can go take a walk. Nobody said that I was being used when I did films for friends!”



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