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

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Bollywood actress Preity Zinta is gearing up for her big Bollywood comeback this year with Sunny Deol-starrer Bhaiyyaji Superhit. Preity had decided not to continue her journey in the Hindi film industry after her marriage to Gene Goodenough.

Recently, during a Lakme Fashion Week, Preity reveals that she had decided to quit bollywood but, her husband pushed her back into doing films.

She said  “I am happy and lucky that I am married to somebody who pushed me back into doing a movie… Because I thought I don’t want to do any more films and I moved to the business side of life.”

According to the actress, the toughest job in the world is to be a housewife. “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.”

The actress is gearing up for her upcoming film “Bhaiyyaji Superhitt” and says she doesn’t feel any pressure.“There is absolutely no pressure because I’m not producing it. I don’t have any stress. I think it’s okay. If you look at any actor in their entire career, whenever they have had their first production, they have all fallen flat because you go all over the place… which is fine because I’m still very proud of my film (‘Ishkq in Paris’ which she produced).”

Bhaiyyaji Superhit which also stars Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel, is special for Preity because she has never played an “earthy character” before.

Talking about women-centric films being made in the country, Preity said: “I don’t think there are woman-centric films. I think there is a great story. If you look at my first film ‘Kya Kehna’, then you will say it was a woman-centric film. I don’t look at it like that… I think a great story is very important,” she said.

Preity added that entertainment is important in a film, but having a positive message is pivotal too. “I also feel that entertainment is fun, but it’s always good when a lot of people watch movies, they get very influenced by movies,” she said.