Preity Zinta made her screen debut in 1998’s Dil Se, a supporting part that won her the Best Female Debut prize. She had openly admitted that she wasn’t interested in playing the conventional part and preferred being recognized as a performer rather than a star.
And there you have it she had a lengthy career that lasted more than 15 years. She has performed in notable films like Kal Ho Na Ho and Koi Mil Gaya and offbeat ones like Heaven on Earth and The Last Lear, establishing herself as a starring performer. We look at her ten favorite films.
Preity Zinta in Kal Ho Na Ho
After watching this movie, all a guy wanted was a neighbor with straight hair, glasses, and similar beauty to her. The romantic comedy drama from 2003 was a critical and commercial triumph. She made you cry, laugh, fall in love, and dance as the love interest in this love triangle alongside Shahrukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan.
Preity Zinta in Koi Mil Gaya
Preity Zinta, who played Hrithik Roshan’s opposite in this sci-fi movie, offered an extremely understated performance. It is still the most significant commercial success of her career. Despite the film being on Hrithik Roshan and jaadu, she was able to maintain her attention. This was her second critically acclaimed film, following 2003’s Kal Ho Na Ho.
In the 2004 film Veer Zaara, she has the appearance of a classic Yash Chopra heroine. She had every characteristic of Zaara, a Pakistani woman who fell in love with an Indian man. She produced a powerful performance as a girl torn between her love and her family’s honor, in addition to having a stunning appearance.
Preity Zinta in Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
Preity portrayed the roles of a prostitute and a surrogate mother, with the character she played seemingly drawing inspiration from Julia Roberts in the movie Pretty Woman. The concept of this taboo subject on screen was altered by this 2001 film. As the character develops from a carefree prostitute to a protective mother, she gives it life.
Heaven on Earth
She portrayed a mistreated wife who is married to an NRI in this 2008 Canadian movie. Critics praised her, describing it as her best performance to date. She performed a commendable job playing the role of a young Punjabi woman who was tortured by her husband and sought sanctuary in a make-believe world.