MUMBAI: Preity Zinta was specially invited by the Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key for a meeting. The actress is currently in New Zealand to watch the one-day series between India and New Zealand.
"I have just come out of the reception. It was really a pleasure meeting the man, who is so down to earth and I hear extremely popular," says Zinta. The two mostly discussed cricket.
Zinta adds that she was extremely concerned for the Sri Lankan team when they were attacked in Pakistan. "I have been in touch with the boys from my team, Kumar Sangakara and Jayawardene, and they are fine. My prayers are with those boys," she adds.
Regarding the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Pakistan, Zinta opines, “It’s a sad day for cricket and any sports in general. I am deeply shocked at what has happened and I strongly condemn these attacks. My sympathies are with the team and I hope they emerge out of this stage."
Certain New Zealand cricketer’s have expressed concern over safety concerns about IPL. Sources close to her say that, “Preity explained and convinced Mr. Key about the how safe India was and how capable the Indian forces are providing security.”