Preity Zinta: From Mademoiselle to Varanasi ki behenji

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Preity Zinta who has lately been brushing up her French etiquettes, now goes straight into the role of a firebrand Varanasi-based wife.

MUMBAI: Preity Zinta who has lately been brushing up her French etiquettes, now goes straight into the role of a firebrand Varanasi-based wife in Neeraj Pathak’s Bhaiyyaji Superhit.

Preity has been cast as a gangster’s daughter and Sunny Deol’s loud and aggressive wife, and she’d have to practise hard for her part. The role apparently requires her to talk fast in the local accent.

[quote]“Preity plays a Varanasi ki ladki with a local accent. She is super-excited about the role,” Says director Neeraj Pathak. [/quote]

Sunny Paaji and Preity Mademoiselle go back a long way, to Anil Sharma’s ‘The Hero’ where she had played a Kashmiri girl. Incidentally, if not interestingly, Sonam Kapoor is also playing a girl from Varanasi in Aanand Rai’s ‘Raanjhanaa’. With both Preity and Sonam Kapoor working hard on getting the Varanasi accent and body language right, the duo seem locked in quite a combat to get into the heart of a UP girl.