‘I will not leave any property to Preity’
Legendary filmmaker Kamal Amrohi’s eldest son, Shandar Amrohi, who calls Bollywood actor Preity Zinta his ‘daughter’, has gone back on his widely reported statement, made in March, that he’ll leave his Rs 600 crore property to Zinta in his will.entertainment Updated: May 25, 2011 02:04 IST
Legendary filmmaker Kamal Amrohi’s eldest son, Shandar Amrohi, who calls Bollywood actor Preity Zinta his ‘daughter’, has gone back on his widely reported statement, made in March, that he’ll leave his Rs 600 crore property to Zinta in his will. “I will leave her nothing. I am not dying just yet. When I get a feeling that I will, I will draw a will. And why should I leave everything to Preity? Why not to Katrina Kaif?
Woh bhi bahut pyaari hai
(She, too, is lovely).”
Amrohi, 66, is pained by Zinta’s tweet earlier this month that read, ‘No1 has or ever will adopt me or sign me in a will. Things said in interviews and reported are far from facts as the proof is in the puddin (sic).’ “If I said that Preity is like a daughter to me, did I commit a crime?
Log aaj kal apni beti ko bhi sahi nazar se nahi dekhte aur maine kisi gair ki beti ko izzat dee hai
(These days people cast a wrong eye on their own daughters, and I gave respect to someone else’s daughter),” he says.
Things seem to have soured between Amrohi and the 32-year-old Zinta when the former announced his intention to dedicate a chapter in his biography, From Nowhere to Somewhere, on the latter’s personal life. Zinta, who till now was actively helping Amrohi in his property dispute against his sister, started distancing herself from him and did not attend a function held to celebrate the book. “
Main uske paas nahi gaya tha. Woh khud aayi thi
, (I did not go to her. She approached me on her own),” says Amrohi.
“I am very senior to her. I had met her first in Mariott hotel where she was with her then boyfriend Ness Wadia. I told her she seems like a daughter to me, and even sent her gifts. When I got into a tiff with my siblings, someone informed her that I was in trouble. She came to my house and gave me moral support.
Mujhe usse kucch haasil nahi karna tha. Mujhe kucch laalach nahi hai.
(I am not greedy). I am the son of a film director. I have seen enough heroines,” he adds.
On reports that Zinta is miffed with him, he says, “
Mujhe uske naraaz hone se koi farak nahi padta
(I’m not bothered about she getting upset). Ultimately, she will come to me. She has been busy with IPL. When she comes home, we can clear all misunderstandings.” Zinta did not respond to requests for a comment.
First Published: May 24, 2011 15:50 IST