A bubbly Preity Zinta launched the three-day Gitanjali Luxury Style Fashion Festival last night alongside Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rituparna Sengupta. Preity was upbeat about India’s rapidly-growing fashion industry — now the world’s third biggest — despite the recession. “I wish I had time to see more designs,” she said, “India is the land of gold, so I expect to see some good designs even in times of recession, go for gold.”
Rumour has it that the king of romance, Yash Chopra, is hoping to take the helm again and has penned a romance that charts the ups and downs of two people deeply in love as they move through life into middle age. Yash is said to have picked out Preity and Aamir Khan as his stars. Preity is apparently keen but Aamir is said to need some more convincing.
Everyone knows that Preity has a smart head on her shoulders and has been pretty successful in handling her own business affairs. Now there are signs that she may be moving up a league as she will be attending the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Frames Conference in February which will bring together leading business and industrial figures from India and the west. Yash Chopra, Karan Johar, Bipasha Basu and Shakhar Kapur will also be there. Key potential partners include Ben Silverman of NBC Universal and Craig Mundie of Microsoft.