She is making a special appearance in a song in his directorial debut “Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna”, but filmmaker Prem R. Soni says it will be “derogatory to call Preity Zinta an item girl”.
“I have nothing against item girls or item songs. After all, they have time and again managed to spice up the proceedings in so many films. However, in the context of ‘Main Aurr Mrs Khanna’, it would be really derogatory to call Preity Zinta an item girl,” Soni told IANS.
The actress features in the song, “Happening”.
The 34-year-old director always wanted Preity in his first film even though he got a dream pair in Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor.
“While I had signed other actors for the film, I always wanted Preity to be a part of it. Actually, I didn’t even think about any other options and was dead sure that Preity had to be cast. I told her the same and was adamant that she had to be in it,” said Soni.
Preeti plays Haseen Jagmagiya in the film and, thankfully for Soni, she said ‘yes’ without much ado.
“Of course, she did have her initial reservations since she hadn’t played a part like this before. But then she also said, ‘What the heck, let me do it’. She laughed and agreed to be there.
“Believe me, my day was made. I had got all the actors whom I wanted for the film and was raring to bring the film on the floors,” he said.