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Do You Know About Preity Zinta’s Only Punjabi Film?

By: Jasmine Singh | October 30, 2021

The ‘Koi…Mil Gaya’ lead Preity Zinta was one of the first Indian actresses to break the character stereotype. She made her debut on the silver screen with director Mani Ratnam’s ‘Dil Se.. (1998)’ for which she even won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut award.

Zinta became one of the leading faces of Bollywood during the early 2000s owing to her acting in films like ‘Soldier (1998)’, ‘Farz (2001)’, ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)’, ‘Koi… Mil Gaya (2003)’, ‘Veer-Zaara (2004)’, ‘Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen (2005)’ and ‘Kabhi Alvid Naa Kehna (2006)’, to name a few. But do you know about her connection to Punjabi films? Also Read: Singga Bursts Out With Anger Over Casting Couch In Punjabi Industry!

While Preity Zinta was riding high on success in her career in Bollywood, she ventured out a little and became part of a Punjabi project too!

The 2008 film ‘Heaven on Earth’ also called ‘Videsh’ directed and written by Deepa Mehta cast Preity Zinta in the lead role. The story is about a girl Chand Kaur Dhillon, who leaves her home in Ludhiana, Punjab, India, for Brampton, Ontario, Canada, where her husband Rocky and his very traditional family await her arrival. While in the beginning, everything is new and rosy for her, soon after she sees a different version of her husband Rocky Singh Dhillon (played by Vansh Bhardwaj). So she finds herself in an abusive arranged marriage in a completely different country. Trapped in a world she cannot comprehend and unable to please her husband, Chand is desperate. Watch the film to know how she escapes the hell hole. Also Read: Actor Yusuf Hussain passes away at the age of 73!

The film released in Canada and was dubbed for its release in India. Zinta received unanimous acclaim for her performance in both Canada and India. Not only this, but Zinta is also a co-owner of the Punjab Kings IPL team which also somewhat connects her to Punjab.

Watch the trailer of the film here:

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