Having came out of an abusive relationship to standing against the dreaded D-Company, Preity Zinta is a one badass unconventional Heroine of Bollywood. With her dimpled smile, the bubbly actress charmed the entire industry and became the heartthrob of nation within no time. Known for portraying strong woman-oriented roles in her films, the dimpled girl has come a long way since her first TV commercial appearance for Liril and Perk. Today, on her 42nd birthday, let’s look at five best films of her career.
1. Kya Kehna
The path breaking movie of Preity’s career, Kya Kehna is said to be a film which was quite ahead of its time. Preity played the role of a carefree small-town girl, Priya Bakshi, who is determined to give birth to her child out of wedlock. It was a strong character and Preity pulled it off with ease, despite it being her debut film. The story and her performance won several accolades.
She played a young CBI officer, Geet Oberoi in the movie which also starred Akshay Kumar and Ashutosh Rana. Her fighting spirit in the film was an inspiration to the audience. Just the fourth film of her career, Preity impressed everyone with her mature performance. This film is the story of a psychopath who believes in the sacrifice of children for immortality.
3. Koi Mil Gaya
This was her most popular and perhaps one of the most successful films of her. Audience loved the film as much her chemistry with Hrithik Roshan. Preity played the character of Nisha who befriends Rohit, a mentally-challenged boy, and the plot progresses as they meet an alien and their lives transform in the process.
Veer Zaara is again a landmark movie in Preity’s career. For the first time ever the actress was seen as an old lady on screen. A musical saga of two lovers across the border, Preity played the character of Zaara from Pakistan, while Shah Rukh Khan played the male lead, Veer, from India.
5. Kal Ho Na Ho
This was one of the most mature performances of Preity Zinta. She played the character of Naina, a reserved natured girl, who fell in love with Aman (played by Shah Rukh Khan) and her life changed after that. The amazing chemistry between her, SRK and Saif Ali Khan was the highlight of the film. Preity won many awards for this film.