Preity Zinta puts films projects on hold for cricket

Preity Zinta is a busy lady, juggling her T20 team and under-wraps entrepreneur ventures at the same time. So much so that the actor hasn’t had time to shoot for her next film, starring Sunny Deol and has currently put the project on hold. “We have shot 50 per cent of the film. But now Bhaiyyaji Superhitt will have to wait for a little bit because I am going to South Africa. They can’t shoot right now, and then I will have the T20 tournament,” says Preity.

The actor is concentrating more on her business and wants to wrap up her international commitments, related to the venture, before the cricket tournament begins. So, she is not sure when she can start shooting again. “We started it around October last year and a film takes at least a year to be complete. Not every film is made in three months,” she says.

Preity has certainly not retired from acting and is already in talks for her film projects. “I have two films and will sign them soon. I can’t reveal anything about those films, but you will come to know soon. They are big projects,” says Preity.

Preity Zinta is excited about having Virender Sehwag in the T20 cricket team that she co-owns. But the actor denies that the fate of her team will depend solely on the Delhi batsman’s performance in the league. “It’s not that all expectations are on Viru and that he has to perform. We aren’t banking on him alone. We’re happy to have Mitchell Johnson in our team. We’ve also signed local players like Mandeep Singh and Gurkeerat Singh apart from several other youngsters from the area,” she says.

Adding that she was always keen on having Sehwag in her team, Preity says that his playing style is well suited to her team and the pitches that they will play on. She adds, “He is a sweet guy with a good temperament. We’ll get along very well.”

Ask her what she likes about Sehwag’s game, and Preity says, “He likes the ball to come to him, and he plays on the back foot. He isn’t the sort to go to the ball and attack it. However, it’s a team of 11 players, and if each of them takes responsibility for one game, we’ll be fine. It would be unfair to put all expectations on him.”



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