January 2015 marks a very special day
two pretty women of Bollywood, Amrita Arora and Preity Zinta. Born in
1981 and 1975 respectively, the ladies possess some similar
characteristics like their numerology, their chirpiness, dimples, ever
smiling face and a lot more. Arora is the sister of the daughter-in-law
of the renowned Khan family, Malaika Arora Khan who is an established
model and actress herself. The former is happily married to an
entrepreneur and is a proud mother of two sons. Zinta is happily single
and has been in the news recently for her Indian Premier League cricket
team, King XI Punjab.
Arora made her debut opposite Fardeen Khan with Kitne Door Kitne Paas in the year 2002.
The film didn't make it big at the box-office and with the audience alike. Other movies in her credit are Awaara Paagal Deewana (2002), Ek Aur Ek Gyarah (2003), Zameen (2003) and Girlfriend (2004),
a cult movie in which she played the role of a homosexual opposite
Isha Koppikar. The movie created controversy for the open storyline
being portrayed on the silver screen. She came into limelight after her
sizzling item number "Dilli Ki Sardi" from the movie Zameen. She did cameo roles in the movies Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Heyy Babby (2007), Om Shanti Om (2007), Heroes (2007), Golmaal
Returns (2008) and Kambhaqt Ishq (2009). Her career graph
didn't see many ups during the entire period that she was active in the
industry. Nevertheless, her upcoming movie is Ek Tho Chance, an erotic thriller with
Purab Kohli and Ali Fazal directed by Saeed Akhtar Mirza.
Talking about the "Pretty Woman", we
begin with her debut in Bollywood, which happened with Dil Se opposite the King of the industry, Shah Rukh Khan and Soldier opposite
Bobby Deol in the year 1998, that earned her the Best Filmfare Debut
graduate in Criminal Pyshology, the chirpy actress is well versed in 4
languages Hindi, English, Telugu and Punjabi. Not only is she skilled in
acting, she is a social activist, column writer, a television
performer and the owner of a leading cricket team Kings XI Punjab in
In films, she chose to play strong
characters in her well-selected movies that entirely changed the
perception of Indian actresses. By portraying a teenage young mother in
the movie Kya Kehna (2000), she earned critic's
acclaim and appreciation worldwide. She experimented with a variety of
roles and scripts to bring out the best in her. Zinta's successful
Bollywood career includes movies Chori
Chori Chupke Chupke (2001), Armaan (2003), The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Koi...Mil
Gaya (2003), Lakshya (2004), Veer Zaara (2004),
Salaam Namaste (2005), Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (2006) and many
more. She gave the industry some top engrossing movies in the consecutive years
opposite the leading men of the industry then. She won the Filmfare award for Best Actress in 2003 for Kal Ho Naa Ho. All these added together made her the
leading actress of Hindi Cinema. She is also the proud owner of the Silver
Hugo Award for Best Actress (2008) for her Canadian Film Heaven on Earth.
Zinta was awarded the Godfrey Philips National Bravery
Award in the year 2003 for expressing her strong views in the mafia case where she was the only witness. Undoubtedly, she has
set high standards and examples for the newer lot with her professional and as
well her social appearances. Her last movie is Happy Ending (2014) in which she played a cameo role opposite Saif Ali Khan.
Today, as we celebrate the birthday of Amrita Arora and
Preity Zinta, BollyCurry presents a playlist of the songs we associate these ladies with:
"Pretty Woman" - Kal Ho Naa Ho
Ki Sardi" - Zameen
"Salaam Namaste" - Salaam Namaste
Liye" - Veer Zaara
"Mera Dil Ka Tumse Hai Kehna" - Armaan
Deewangi" - Om Shanti Om
"Jiya Jale" - Dil Se
To Bhai Jaise Hai" - Veer Zaara
"Where's the Party Tonight" - Kal Ho Na Ho
Kehna" - Kya Kehna
BollyCurry extends it best wishes to Preity Zinta and
Amrita Arora, with the hope that they continue to shine in Bollywood.
We wish both the actresses blissful and fantastic
birthday celebrations with their dear ones.
Writer: Shikha A.
Editor: Pooja B. & Sonia R.
Graphics: Shikha A.
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