My character in 'Heroes' reminded me of my mother: Preity

Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) Preity Zinta may now be garnering rave reviews for her role in "Heroes", but she says that a lot of people discouraged her from doing the film. She, however, held her ground as she identified with the role as it reminded her of her mother Neelu Zinta.

Once Preity signed on the film, she worked for days on her character, language and body language with her director Karnik.

Says Preity: "The minute I read the script I knew I wanted to do it. You've no idea how many people discouraged me from doing Heroes. 'Arrey, why do you want to play the mother of a growing c