Preity plays a 'bad' actress in 'Last Lear'

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By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Preity Zinta shares an identical predicament with Arshad Warsi - and both have to play 'bad' actors in their latest films.

While in Anil Kapoor's production "Shortcut" Arshad plays a bad actor, in Rituparno Ghosh's "Last Lear", Preity is cast as a bad actress.

Doing "Last Lear" posed other problems for Preity.

"Suddenly Rituda asked me to stick on bindis that were almost as large as my face. Initially, I was most reluctant. But then I surrendered completely to his vision. I'm actually looking pretty in 'Last Lear'," Preity told IANS.

Even the international critics have noticed. The reviews make a special mention of Preity.

In its review, Variety wrote, "It's an interesting paradox to watch a star like Preity deliver a good performance as a woman who's widely known as a bad thespian."

That isn't the only problem Preity had to face; she had a real problem on the sets of Jahnu Baruah's "Har Pal".

Pritam Chakraborty has done the music score. Every time someone mentioned his name, she thought they were calling out to her because Pritam is the name given to her by Bobby Deol.

"Har Pal" has been one of Preity's toughest roles ever. But the role of the Punjabi NRI wife in Deepa Mehta's "Heaven On Earth" has been her toughest yet. She's still carrying the invisible wounds of the battered wife's character.

The shooting was wrapped up Sunday.

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