The last few years haven’t been particularly kind towards Preity Zinta’s Bollywood career. Earlier this year, her latest release, Ishkq in Paris, sank without a trace. Before that, she only appeared in songs in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) and Main Aurr Mrs Khanna (2009). Her last big roles were in 2008, in the Salman Khan-starrer dud, Heroes, and Deepa Mehta’s Heaven on Earth.
Now, the news is that Preity might be making a comeback opposite Saif Ali Khan. In the past, they have worked together in in Kya Kehna! (2000), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) and Salaam Namaste (2005). This time, they are back in Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK’s (who directed Go Goa Gone) next, a yet-untitled rom-com. The film is produced by Saif’s Illuminati Films and also stars Ileana D’Cruz.
“Preity plays a part opposite Saif. Even though they haven’t worked together for a long time, she shares a good equation with him. So when Raj-DK spoke to Saif about Preity, he was more than happy to have her on board. He is excited about working with her again after eight years,” says an industry insider.
When contacted, Saif — who is in Los Angeles, USA, to shoot for the film — confirms the news, saying, “Yes, it’s true that Preity has kindly agreed to do a special appearance for our film.” Apparently, Preity has already left for the US to complete her portions in the film.
"Preity agreed to do Raj-DK’s film purely on merit and, of course, her association with Saif,” says the insider, adding, “She is also supposed to act in Bhaiyyaji Superhitt with Sunny Deol. That apart, she is no hurry to sign a lot of films."