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Preity Zinta: I wanted to quit Bollywood but husband pushed me back

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As Preity Zinta aces her showstopper act at Lakme Fashion Week, the actor said she was ready to leave Bollywood forever but husband Gene Goodenough stopped her.

Last seen in a full-fledged role in 2013, actor Preity Zinta is gearing up for her big Bollywood comeback this year with Sunny Deol-starrer Bhaiyyaji Superhit. As much as she is upbeat about the return, the actor reveals that had it not been for her husband Gene Goodenough, she would have bid goodbye to films forever.

After walking for designer Sanjukta Dutta at the Lakme Fashion Week, Preity sat down with mediapersons to talk about her upcoming film and how her professional life only got better after marriage.

 I am not stressed because it is not my production! I think it is okay if you look at any actor, he or she has fallen flat with their first production. I am still proud of the film and I feel, you learn more from your mistakes than from your successes. This film is special because I have never played such an earthy character before. Till now, everybody used to say that I suit more western kind of roles. So, this is my revenge of the ‘desi girl’.
I am not the only one, there are millions of women who juggle between professional and personal lives. They are not celebrated because they are not actors. In fact, the toughest job in the world is to be a housewife. There’s no appreciation, you have to work 24/7. But we professionals still get that gratitude from our workspace. Having said that, women, in general, are superwomen. They take care of the home and work. They are very few men who do that. For me it is very simple, I am married, working and very happy. I am lucky that I am married to a person who actually pushed me into doing a movie. I thought I didn’t want to do any more movies and I moved to the business side of life.
I have just done one film, it is complete and I am very happy. Beyond that, I don’t know anything. I have no clue (about Kajol replacing her). As of now, I am not doing anything other than Bhaiyyaji Superhit.

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