17 Inspirational Quotes By Preity Zinta The Buubly-Girl Of Indian Cinema Admired By Millions
Preity Zinta was a heart throb of millenials when she made her debut in Dil Se and later she made us groove to the tunes of 'Soldier Soldier...' Presently she co-owns the IPL team King XI Punjab. Here's an account of how the actress got her first break.
Though the actress first appeared in Mani Ratnam's Dil Se, it was filmmaker Shekhar Kapur who first noticed her while he was deciding the cast for his movie Tara Rum Pum. The lively carefree girl with dimples fit the bill perfectly for the role of the lead actress in the script and though she had not come for the auditions he walked up to her and asked, “would you like to act in my film?”
The actress says, “I was totally flummoxed because I didn’t expect it, so I and blurted out ‘But I don’t know how to act’. ‘Never mind,’ he said, and proceeded to give me an hour-long lecture on why I should do the film because he could see that I was going to be a big star.”
Though the project never materialized, he mentioned Preity to iconic filmmaker Mani Ratnam who was looking for a supporting actress in Dil Se. It took only one audition for him to finalize Priety in a role opposite King Khan himself and rest as they say is history.