Preity Zinta visits Varanasi, offers prayers for Modi

Preity Zinta, Bollywood’s beauty with brains and the self confessed fan of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister — Narendra Modi, visited the holy city of Varanasi on Friday to offer prayers. Preity looked stunning in a red salwar suit with a dupatta over her head and garlands around her neck.

Preity, who is the co-owner of Kings XI Punjab, has been busy with the ongoing IPL 7, but, the actress paid a visit to Varanasi and offered prayers at the Bhairav temple in the city.

The actress an admirer of Narendra Modi promptly said that she was not campaigning for any party and was found posting on the micro blogging site tweeter, “Finally I have not gone to Varanasi 2campaign 4 any party nor am I being paid to do so cuz frankly speaking my opinions are not for sale.”

She also tweeted: “Good morning world ! This morning is definitely a holy one 4 me since I saw the sunrise over the Holy Ganga in the ancient city of Benaras."

Preity, on her trip to the city, seemed happy and also enjoying the sights since she tweeted, “Stunning temples, Satvik food, silk sarees, crowded streets & Political discussion. I really am in Banaras :-).”

The actress took to Twitter to share more of her Varanasi experience and wrote:

“Its amazing how every 1is discussing Mr. Modi. After a long time there’s such curiosity4 one Man. Hope he can live up2 all the expectations!”

“I must confess Its depressing seeing the banks of the Ganga. There is so much plastic & dirt  there :-( serious cleaning required !”

She also wrote, “Each1 of us should B encouraged 2have our own opinions & reasons 2have them so there is individual thinking & not herd mentality #justsaying.”

While talking to some media persons she reportedly said, “I am his (Modi) fan, hope he wins, he doesn’t need campaigning, have just come to pray to God.”

Preity who has been vocal about her views on Indian politics also added, “Said 7 years back that Modi should be PM, people love him. Yes, I like AAP but they need time. Important they win seats.”

Besides acting, Preity has written a number of columns for BBC News Online South Asia. She is also a social activist, a television presenter, and a stage performer, as well. She is the founder of the production company PZNZ Media, too.