London calling for Preity

Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, known for her performances in films such as Kal Ho Naa Ho and Veer Zaara, was conferred a doctorate by a leading UK university yesterday.

entertainment Updated: Oct 30, 2010 01:08 IST
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Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, known for her performances in films such as Kal Ho Naa Ho and Veer Zaara, was conferred a doctorate by a leading UK university yesterday.

Zinta, who addressed the Oxford Union recently, received the doctorate from the University of East London.

Later in the evening, the star attended the Loomba Foundation Diwali dinner at the Guild Hall, where the deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Lord Navnit Dholakia, deputy leader of the Lib Dem at the House of Lords were also be present. Preity has acted in more than 30 films in Bollywood as well as films in Telugu, Punjabi and English.

First Published: Oct 29, 2010 18:12 IST