Preity Zinta

1. Sushmita Sen, Chingaari, India, 2006.      Director Kalpana Lazmi first offered Preity (and then Bipasha Basu and Raveen Tandon) the lead in what was originally called, A Prostitute And A Postman.

2. – Nandana Sen, Marigold, India-US-UK, 2007. Very wise. She missed a most unholy hands-across-the-oceans mess. Preity preferred tomboys and Westernised girls,

3. – Deepika Padukone, Bachna Ae Haseeno, India, 2008.      Preity forgot The Essential Triuth… . There’s always a new pretty behind you in Mumbai.

4. – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Endhiran/The Robot/Robo, India, 2010.      During the decade it took Tollywood director S Shankar to make his dream project, various Hindi and Tamil ladies were set to be Sana, with whom the robot, Chitthi, falls in love. (Preity and Kamal Hassan was the 2001 plan). assan in the 201 plabn)_. As it became India’s priciest movie, $35m (double Bollywood’s Blue budget), with costumes, stunts, SFX by the Batman, Matrix, Jurassic Park teams, locations in Austria, Brazil, Peru, USA, it was inevitable who would co-star with Rajnkanth, 60, the bus conductor turned moustachioed megastar of 150 action movies and worshipped, quite literally, by fans of the Kannada, Malayalam, Ytamil, Telugu, language movies of South Indian cinema – India’s largest. “There’s no other beauty in our generation like Aishwarya Rai,” he said. “She’s a born artiste.” As if we didn’t know that! 



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