Preity Zinta shot with a real snake for a sequence in Heaven On Earth

By Subhash K. Jha Bollywood Hungama News Network

When Preity Zinta had to share screen space with a cobra for the lengthy and dramatic climatic sequence in Deepa Mehta's Heaven On Earth , the director wasn't really sure whether Preity would be able to carry of the reptilian act without the actor succumbing to the fear factor.

Recalling the harrowing episode from the shooting of her most important film to date Preity says, "I had to put my hand into a hole in the ground, take out this big long snake and not just hold it