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Film-makers have always been experimental: Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta


Mumbai, Oct. 27 -- Bollywood actor Preity Zinta didn't do a single film between 2010 to 2012. Her comeback film, Ishkq In Paris (2013), didn't impress either.

Now, she might have two films coming up - one opposite Sunny Deol, and a cameo in a Saif Ali Khan-starrer - but she isn't going to be signing a lot of projects, she says.

Ask her if she doesn't want to be part of the industry when more women-centric films are being made, and pat comes the reply, "Film-makers in Bollywood have always been experimental. It's not as if it has started now, or that we're in the best phase."

The actor claims that she did enough offbeat roles towards the beginning of her career: "I did Sangharsh (1999; a crime thriller); played a strong woman in Kya Kehna! (2000; her character gets pregnant out of wedlock) and even a film like Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (2001; she played a prostitute)... these were also not exactly mainstream. I have experimented, and done films that were commercially viable," says Preity.

Overall, she says the industry has always had film-makers who were looking to make edgy movies. "It is not that only now film-makers are experimenting. So, the industry has not changed much in terms of producing new kinds of films; it has always been making new kinds of films," she says.