ApunKaChoice : Bollywood

HOME | SCOOP!! & NEWS | INTERVIEWS

Preity on heaven after winning best actress award at Chicago film fest

    27th Oct 2008     10.20 IST    

Preity Zinta Bollywood actress Preity Zinta is on seventh heaven after winning the best actress award at the 44th Chicago International Film Festival.

Preity won Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress "for her strong yet subtle performance as a woman struggling to keep her dreams despite brutal realities" in Toronto-based director Deepa Mehta's film Heaven On Earth .

In the movie, Preity plays a Punjabi wife who is a victim of domestic violence.




"I'm walking on sunshine. I can't believe where I am," Preity is quoted by IANS.

Preity says she was unaware about the award until director Deepa Mehta informed her.

"It was my director Deepa Mehta who informed me on Saturday afternoon that I had won. I couldn't go to Chicago, and neither could Deepa. Without any lobbying I've done it. I am so happy and excited," Preity told the news agency.

Preity is also thankful to actor Anupam Kher for helping her hone her Punjabi diction.

"I attended his acting school (Actor Prepares) to get my Punjabi right. He taught me how to pronounce the words properly. He has been a blessing," says the actress.

Preity has been shunning the usual candyfloss roles in Bollywood films of late. She is experimenting with different roles in The Last Lear , Har Pall and the recently released Heroes .

(With inputs from IANS)


Related
Download Preity Zinta wallpapers and view latest videos and clips
Heaven On Earth
Download Deepa Mehta wallpapers and view latest videos and clips
Download Anupam Kher wallpapers and view latest videos and clips
View The Last Lear trailers, movie clips and download wallpapers
Har Pall
View Heroes trailers, movie clips and download wallpapers







Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Alia Bhatt | Surveen Chawla | New Hindi Movies

My 'Ice Cream 2' song is sensuous but not dirty: Naveena
RGV never tried to exploit me: Naveena
Shahrukh Khan salutes Deepika Padukone’s guts in taking on a leading daily
Aditya Roy Kapur buys a rock for Shraddha Kapoor?
Salman Khan can’t wait to start ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan'
Pix: Kangana Ranaut makes style splash in racy outfit
Pix: Aditya Roy Kapur, Parineeti Chopra enjoy qawwali at Taj Mahal
Contemporary music lacks melody: Asha Bhosle
The Maze Runner: Hidden in the maze lies a secret
HOT video: Sexy Sunny Leone grooves with Manchu Manoj in ‘Current Teega’ song
'I' audio launch: Arnold Schwarzenegger chief guest, Rana Daggubati to miss event
Priyanka Chopra in Guwahati to promote 'Mary Kom'
‘Happy New Year’ music to be launched today
Sneak peek: Sonali Bendre to charm audiences with TV show 'Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh'
Check out: Varun Dhawan as a waiter in ‘ABCD 2’
First look: Parineeti Chopra turns rough-tough girl in 'Kill Dil'

AKC HOT INDEX

ECARDS > Valentines Day, New Year, Diwali, Birthday, Valentines, Love, Christmas
CardWeaver.com > Birthday, Holi

MOVIES


celebs wallpapers the celeb A-Z
who's in Freida Pinto | Anushka Sharma | Katrina Kaif | Deepika Padukone | Ranbir Kapoor | Dev Patel | Aishwarya Rai | Abhishek Bachchan | Imran Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Salman Khan | Aamir Khan | Hrithik Roshan | Akshay Kumar | Zayed Khan | Saif Ali Khan | John Abraham | Shahid Kapur | Kareena Kapoor | Vidya Balan | Priyanka Chopra | Rani Mukherjee | Mallika Sherawat | Bipasha Basu | Preity Zinta | Kajol | Neha Dhupia | Sameera Reddy | Juhi Chawla | Karisma Kapoor | Madhuri Dixit | Chitrangada Singh | Payal Rohatgi | Sneha Ullal | Mahima Chaudhary | Meghna Naidu | Rakhi Sawant | Bhumika Chawla | Lisa Ray | Dimple Kapadia | Ayesha Takia | Dia Mirza | Sushmita Sen | Amisha Patel | Esha Deol | Amrita Rao | Amrita Arora | Genelia D'Souza | Arjun Rampal | Amitabh Bachchan | Vivek Oberoi | Raima Sen | Riya Sen | Rekha | Rimi Sen | Nigar Khan | Tanushree Dutta | Yana Gupta | Shilpa Shetty | Celina Jaitley | Sonam Kapoor | Neha Oberoi | Nisha Rawal | Manjari Fadnis | Kamal Haasan | Rajnikant | Asin | Sanjay Dutt | Shahid Kapoor | Sherlyn Chopra | Farhan Akhtar | Prachi Desai | Mandira Bedi | Shahana Goswami | Konkona Sen Sharma | Kangana Ranaut | Mugdha Godse | Masumeh Makhija | Minissha Lamba | Nandana Sen | Malaika Arora | Shweta Kumar | Namitha | Kalki Koechlin | Mahi Gill | Shakeela | Lara Dutta | A R Rahman | Trisha | Shruti Haasan | Neetu Chandra | Shriya Saran | Padma Lakshmi | Emma Watson | Kelly Clarkson | Britney Spears | Anne Hathaway | Anjana Sukhani | Tila Tequila | Soha Ali Khan | Priyamani | Sonal Chauhan | Vaishali Desai | Jackky Bhagnani | Kristen Stewart | Robert Pattinson | Neil Nitin Mukesh | Shiney Ahuja | more...