Bollywood star Preity Zinta recently posted a detailed statement on her Facebook page in relation to the much publicized police complaint she made against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia. The 39 year old actress gave the statement in order to set the record straight as she has recently been the subject of much scrutiny by the media and members of the public due to the incident which took place at Wankhede Stadium on 30 May. Here are just some excerpts from her statement where Preity explains why she decided to file the complaint against Wadia, as well as tackling the scrutiny that has been made towards her.
“Why did i report a personal matter to the police? PERSONAL MATTER? Seriously? For the record this relationship was ended by me in 2009 and i don’t ever recall having gone to the police on any personal matter irrespective of what happened then,” says Zinta. “But now it’s been 6 years since the break-up so THIS IS NOT A PERSONAL MATTER.”
To eliminate any assumptions that Zinta took action for monetary gains, here is what she had to say in her statement. “Is this done for MONEY? IPL was my project from the start and for the record not only did i pay for myself (5 crores)when i got into the IPL (bid) I paid for Ness too ! 5 crores ! (Proof of my financial commitment in the IPL is with the Bcci.) To be fair to him he did pay me back a couple of months later (without any premium) so hope the money theory is put to end once and for all.”
“I have never taken ANYTHING from anyone now or ever in the past as I have a lot of self-respect and pride myself for being self-made and not motivated by other people’s money. Instead, whenever i could help him in my capacity i did. The Go Air commercial was done completely free of cost by me and the money that i earned on the Tv show Kaun Banega Crorepati was also donated by me for the Wadia Children hospital. If money was my motive in life then why did I decline late Mr Shandaar Amrohi’s will (he treated me like his daughter) which was worth hundreds of crores in court and in the media?”
In addition, to set the record straight that she is not doing this for publicity, here is what Preity mentioned. “Is this done for PUBLICITY? No one wants to be involved in something like this this for cheap publicity as this is more humiliating then something to be proud of, specially if you are a very private and self-respecting person. I have been in this film industry since 1998 and have been part of the biggest blockbusters in the past. From Best actress awards to a bravery award I have won them all so please give me a break! I don’t need publicity, specially cheap publicity.”
You can read Preity Zinta’s Facebook Statement in full by visiting her official page on the social networking site.