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Preity's all charged up for 2007

The Bollywood actress says that she wants to do more unconventional and daring roles in the coming year.

india Updated: Dec 29, 2006 19:33 IST

Bold and chirpy Preity Zinta, who was in the news for wrong reasons this year, wants to do more daring and unconventional roles in the coming year.

Her two films in 2006 - Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehena and Jaan-e-Mann - have given her a serious image.

"And I want to break even more stereotypes in 2007. I'm venturing into roles I've never done before. What excited me two years ago no longer does so. Thank god, I've the choice to be adventurous. I don't want to spend my time doing anything I'll regret," Preity told IANS.

Preity Zinta revels in the spirit of Christmas.

She laughed about her two confrontational situations with the media in 2006 when she took on a tabloid and ticked off TV journalists who barged into her compound.

"I growled when I was provoked beyond endurance. And it's over and done with. This kind of a thing really saps your energy. But somewhere you need to put your foot down.

"But my biggest high this year has been to see the efficiency of the judicial system and the awakening of the youth. There was one student in Delhi who stood up to file a PIL (public interest litigation) and that prompted justice for Jessica Lal."

Moving to less grim topics, Preity revealed she's going skiing in Colorado for the New Year.

"I've been in the snow a lot but never skiing. And I do want to learn a new sport. It's never too late to learn."

When told Saif Ali Khan has also gone skiing for the New Year, Preity quipped: "Saif and I could do a ski film together."

Talking about her films she said she managed to balance out her marital karma pretty well.

"If inKANK I was divorced, in Jaan-e-Mann I made sure the family stayed together. Was I disappointed by the Indian box office collections of my two releases in 2006? No way. Ten years from now I'll be extremely proud of both the films. At the end of the day I need to be happy and proud of what I do."

Thoughts for 2007? "First of all, I'm looking at the release of my only film on the floor. Shaad Ali's Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom has shaped up really well.

First Published: Dec 30, 2006 07:00 IST