Preity Zinta has posted a video addressing rumours about her name being Pritam Singh Zinta. In a video posted on Thursday, she clarified that her name has always been Preity. She also mentioned that during the filming of Soldier (1998), her co-star Bobby Deol playfully referred to her as Pritam Singh Zinta, leading to misconceptions about her real name.
In the video, Preity was seen saying, “Hi everyone. I’m here because a lot of people keep asking me if Preity Zinta is my real name or is it Pritam Singh Zinta. So I just want to make it clear that Pritam Singh Zinta was never my name. I don’t know how it has made it to Google and Wikipedia. My real name has always been Preity Zinta and now I have added a G to it, G for Goodenough. But since it’s too long one G is Goodenough for me. So now I’m Preity G Zinta.”
She further added, “I made sure I didn’t add the G in the end otherwise it would have been Preity Zinta G. So it’s just Preity G Zinta. I hope that makes it clear. So my name was always Preity Zinta and whoever has put it out there that it was Pritam Singh Zinta I don’t know it’s just made up. I hope that clears everything up. Bye.”
Captioning her post, she revealed, “Over the years I have consistently read in various media articles that I have changed my name from Pritam Singh Zinta to Preity Zinta. I have tried to set the record straight so many times by telling everyone that, on the sets of “Soldier” @iambobbydeol called me Pritam Singh as a Joke (pls ask him why he chose that name when u meet him) The movie became a blockbuster, our friendship flourished & since then Pritam Singh – the name is still stuck to me….. Bachaao So one last time folks – Pritam Singh was NEVER my name. It’s always been Preity. Hope this clarifies everything once and for all. #Ting #Factcheck #PreityGZinta #PreityZinta #LordBobbyDeol.”
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