Preity Zinta credits hubby Gene Goodenough for her return to films


Actress Preity Zinta is set to make her comeback to Bollywood this year with ‘Bhaiyyaji Superhitt’, which stars Sunny Deol, Amisha Patel, Arshad Warsi and Shreyas Talpade. The dimpled actress was last seen in her debut production ‘Ishqk In Paris’ in 2013, besides appearing in a cameo in the 2014 film ‘Happy Ending’.

Preity credits her husband Gene Goodenough for her return to films saying that she had decided to bid goodbye to acting forever, but Gene encouraged her to continue her Bollywood journey.

The ‘Veer-Zaara’ actress spoke to media persons after walking for designer Sanjukta Dutta at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week. Priety talked about maintaining balance between professional and personal life and how lucky she is to have a partner like Gene.

"I am happy and lucky that I am married to somebody who pushed me back into doing a movie... Because I thought I don't want to do any more films and I moved to the business side of life," Preity said.

Preity married to her American boyfriend Gene at a private ceremony in Los Angeles on February 29, 2016. Later, the couple also threw a lavish reception in Mumbai on May 13, which was attended by almost all of Bollywood celebs. Preity is also the co-owner of Indian Premiere League franchise Kings XI Punjab.  

Her last film didn’t do well, but Preity is least anxious for her comeback film after four years. The actress said, “There is absolutely no pressure because I'm not producing it. I don't have any stress.” She also said that ‘Bhaiyyaji Superhitt’ is special for her because she gets to play an “earthy character” which she has never done before.  

Talking about the failure of her first production ‘Ishqk In Paris’, the 42-year-old actress said, I think it is okay if you look at any actor, he or she has fallen flat with their first production. I am still proud of the film and I feel, you learn more from your mistakes than from your successes.”

About balancing professional and personal life Preity said there are millions of women who juggle between professional and personal space, but they aren’t celebrated since they aren’t popular like actors and other celebrities.  

“…People like us, who are professionals, we get that kind of gratitude from our work space. I think women in general are super women, because they always do two jobs. If they are married, they take care of home and on professional front they work," Preity said.