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.



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

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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Preity Zinta back with Bhaiyyaji Superhit

After doing a cameo with Saif Ali Khan in the US for a film entitled Happy Ending, Preity Zinta is back in Mumbai “for good”.

She has resumed shooting in India with Neerraj Pathak’s Bhaiyyaji Superhit where in her own words she has a “damned interesting role” opposite Sunny Deol. For the first time, Preity gets to play a bonafide rustic character. And she’s working hard to clean herself of the subtle American twang she has acquired during her frequent visits to the US where her brother lives.

Last seen in her home-production Ishkq In Paris, the film’s failure left Preity disappointed but undeterred.

Now back in the thick of things Preity says, “I’ve been expanding my horizons, exploring new areas of work-related activity. That is difficult for a lot of my colleagues in Bollywood to understand. For them cinema is the sum-total of their activity. I didn’t want my life to be restricted to one vocation. I’ve done other things. Now I’m back being what I am most comfortable doing.”

Preity begins shooting for Bhaiyyaji Superhit in Udaipur this week. She plays a character from rural Uttar Pradesh.

Sunny Deol plays her husband.

“The reason why I am doing this role is because I find it damn interesting. I have never played someone quite like this woman. At this juncture of my career when I no longer need to depend on my film career for my livelihood, I can afford to do the roles that enthuses me.”

About the cameo she did in Saif’s film, Preity says, “It’s not just a song. It’s a role with speaking lines. In fact I still have a portion of it to shoot here in India. I did it for Saif who’s a dear friend.”


Bhaiyyaji Superhitt shooting starts in July

Preity Zinta says she will start shooting her next film, Bhaiyyaji Superhitt, from July. As of now, she is busy with the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) and with the promotions of her film production, Ishkq in Paris. “I am doing Bhaiyyaji Superhitt. I will take a one-month break after, Ishkq in Paris, and IPL. We will start shooting from July,” she said at a press conference here Tuesday.

Bhaiyyaji Superhitt, to be directed by Neeraj Pathak, will see her opposite Sunny Deol. Preity said she is also a part of another project, but said,”We will wait for the producer to announce the details”.


Preity Zinta to play Sunny Deol’s wife

Preity Zinta who has lately been brushing up her French etiquettes now goes straight into the role of a firebrand Varanasi-based wife in Neeraj Pathak’s Bhaiyyaji Superhit.

Preity has been cast as a gangster’s daughter and Sunny Deol’s loud and aggressive wife, and she’d have to practise hard for her part. The role apparently requires her to talk fast in the local accent.

Says director Neeraj Pathak, “Preity plays a Varanasi ki ladki with a local accent. She is super-excited about the role.”

We’re just super-excited that Sunny has finally found a leading lady befitting his stature. Sunny paaji and Preity mademoiselle go back a long way, to Anil Sharma’s The Hero where she had played a Kahmiri girl.


Update on the signing status of Preity with Bhaiyyaji Superhit

There is so much speculation on whether Preity has signed or has not signed Bhaiyyaji Superhit. Well, it looks like she has signed the movie! Many sources confirm that Preity is casted opposite Ameesha Patel, Tusshar Kapoor and Sunny Deol.

All together:
– Tusshar Kapoor confirms is a recent interview that Preity has signed on.
– Joginder Tuteja (journalist) confirms to me on Twitter that Preity is part of Bhaiyyaji Superhit.
– Last but not least a close friend of mine told me that a friend of him got a DM from Ameesha Patel. In that DM Ameesha wrote him that Preity is part of the cast!

It seems obvious that Preity has a new movie in her pocket! Well, Preity… awaiting your comment now.

Preity has NOT signed ‘Bhaiyyaji Superhit’ with Sunny

Preity is gearing up for Ishkq in Paris, but reports say Sunny Deol has roped Preity for his new venture ‘Bhaiyyaji Superhit’. Besides Preity, actress Ameesha Patel is confirmed for the cast.

A source confirmed, “Yes, Preity is almost finalised for this film that will be directed by Neeraj Pathak. She and Sunny go back a long way and when Bhaiyyaji Superhit came calling, they decided to work together again. (…) Arshad Warsi and Tusshar Kapoor are also a part of the film, although we do not know if Preity is being paired with either of them,” Source

“Both Sunny and Preity have acted in many films. They share a strong bond. Preity is even co-producing the film while Neeraj and he share a good relationship since RIGHT YAAA WRONG also helped.” Source

Awaiting Preity’s comment on the report.


Preity reacted on a tweet on Dec. 20th:

This means Preity is NOT doing ‘Bhaiyyaji Superhit’!

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