What’s wrong with Preity Zinta? That’s the question fans of the Bollywood style diva are asking ever since she shocked them with her cheerleader-meets-pin-up girl avatar at Salman Khan’s Being Human show at the ongoing HDIL India Couture Week in Mumbai.
Known to be a trendsetter, the actress’s sartorial sense fell flat on Tuesday when she appeared in a micro mini paired with a fitted tee and a drastically different look — copper coloured hair in a fringed bang cut (those are in vogue by the way). With puffy eyes and a plump face, the actress also appeared slightly fuller than she normally is.
While Preity played the perfect cheerleader to dear friend Sallu, shouting and clapping for his celeb models, her own makeover didn’t get a nod of approval from many. In fact, we even overheard someone remark, “She has got the new look just to prove that she has moved on in life post her break-up with Ness.”
Designer Anjana Bhargav said, “Separately, the tee and the mini are quite nice. But with the belt, it is neither here nor there. I can’t call the look formal, nor can I call it casual or hip. It is just mismatched. Oops!”
Designer Pallavi Mohan called her “a very different Preity Zinta”. “A pair of good fit denim might have added much more to the look than this skirt,” she added. Stylist and wardrobe consultant Varsha Bhawnani concurred, “Maybe it’s all about being experimental.”
Meanwhile, it’s not just her new look that’s creating a buzz. Preity is also rumoured to be seeing a Dubai-based businessman named Akash Arora. “Of late, Preity has been spending a lot of time with Arora, whose company provides mobile, internet and live streaming of IPL matches,” reveals a source. Arora is also the co-sponsor of the Mohali Team, which is jointly owned by Preity. Recently, the duo was spotted in Las Vegas, and as per sources, seemed quite into each other.