Actor Preity Zinta, who is in the thick of cricketing action thanks to her status as co-owner of a T20 team since 2008, says that she likes to take risks, and that not many female actors in Bollywood would dare to chuck a career in films for cricket. “I moved to cricket at a time when I was at
the peak of my career, and I can guarantee you that no one else from Bollywood would have done that,” says Preity. In fact, she does not even want to be compared to any of her contemporaries such as Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor. “If some actress thinks she is sexy and she can dance, it’s her choice. I do what I want to do and I set my own benchmark. I will never compare myself with anyone,” she says.
Preity, 38, who did her last full-fledged Hindi film in 2008 (Heroes), has now turned producer with her film Ishkq in Paris, in which she also plays the lead. After rumou