Preity Zinta On Why She Quit Bollywood Industry For 6 years: ‘Don’t Want To Be An Accomplished…’

Preity Zinta, known for her roles in iconic films like Dil Se, Kal Ho Naa Ho, and Veer-Zaara, has been away from the silver screen for a long time. She is currently working on ‘Lahore 1947’. It is her first film in six years, since ‘Bhaiaji Superhit’. In a recent interview with DD India, the actor disclosed on why she took that long to do her next film.

What does Preity say?

Preity mentioned that she herself didn’t want to watch any movie. She wanted to focus on her business and her personal life. She highlighted the fact that women have a biological clock. She needed to start her own family.

“So I wanted to have children. Business was also very exciting since it was something new. But mostly, I wanted to focus on my personal life. I really don’t want to be an accomplished actor and a lonely person,” said Preity.

Women have it tough

Preity give a shout-out to every woman who works out there. She also added that women have a biological clock. Nature isn’t equal to women, so they have to leave what they are doing and focus on their children.

“My kids are two-and-a-half and I’m back at work. I’m loving work, but there’s so much guilt everyday that I’m missing out. My daughter Gia and my son Jai look at me and say, ‘Mumma, please stay with us,’ and I start crying,” added Preity.

Preity revealed that she read a bunch of scripts in the last six years. However, she didn’t find something as exciting and important as Lahore in 1947. Rajkumar Santoshi and stars Sunny Deol opposite her helm the period drama. It’s produced by Aamir Khan. Preity is currently at the Cannes Film Festival, where she will present a special honour to veteran cinematographer Santosh Sivan.