Preeti Zinta – the stylist actress of bollywood.
Preeti Zinta is one of the most stylist actresses of the contemporary period. Whenever producers look for characters born and brought up in foreign countries, Preeti Zinta, comes in their mind automatically. She had dominated bollywood films for the last 10 years by performing in challenging roles.
She started her career by acting in the film Soldier, opposite Bobby Deol, depicting a girl who was born and brought up in Australia. She showed her choreographic skills in the songs “soldier, soldier”, “mere sason me jo aye”, etc. She acted in a challenging role in the film Kya Kehna, where she entered into an affair with Saif Ali Khan and gave birth to a child even before marriage was solemnized. Her husband never accepted the child and advised her to go for abortion, and her parents did not support her too. But she gave birth to the child against all the barriers created by society. Her performance was well appreciated by the audience.
In Veer-Zara, she acted in a cross-border love story opposite Sharukh Khan, ho saved her life when she came to India to fulfil her grandmother’s wishes. She being a Pakistani girl, entered the Indian village, appreciated the life of simple villagers and went back to Pakistan with the help of Shahrukh Khan. But due to wrong charge against him, he had to stay in prison for anti-national activities, and Preeti stayed in India to fulfil the dreams of her father-in-law who wanted to open a primary school of children in that village. She met Shahrukh Khan after he was released by Rani Mukherjee after proving before the court of law that the charge framed against him was false. There was good music in the film too.
She had done well in Koi mil Gaya, opposite Hrithik Roshan, which was based on fantasy. She was sympathetic towards a handicapped person who later got strength from extra-terrestrial beings. Although there can be debate relating to acceptance of the subject matter, there is no doubt that there was total entertainment in the film and the Director Rakesh Roshan should be given credit for that.
In Salaam namaste, she acted as a radio jockey, opposite Saif ali Khan, and brought out the advantages and disadvantages of theory of live-together. She never married her boyfriend, but shared the responsibilities as wife and husband. The entire film was shot in Australia.
She had performed well in Dil Chahta Hai, opposite Amir Khan, where she convinced him that people never learn how to love each other, it comes from within, which was evident in the song “jane kyu”. It is difficult to highlight all her performances in a small article. But with films like Hero, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, she had proved her metal as an actress and can be an inspiration for new actresses.
Article By: Supriya Chatterji.