"Pls wash your face": Preity Zinta shares interesting anecdote from her first day on the sets of 'Dil Se'

Preity Zinta recently took to social media to reminisce about her debut film, Mani Ratnam's film 'Dil Se'.

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In a heartwarming journey down memory lane, Bollywood actress Preity Zinta recently took to social media to reminisce about her debut film, Mani Ratnam's iconic masterpiece "Dil Se." Sharing a behind-the-scenes picture from the sets, Preity revealed some fascinating anecdotes about her experience shooting the film and expressed gratitude towards the acclaimed director for the opportunity.

Reflecting on her initial expectations, Preity recalled how she anticipated her debut film to unfold differently. Excited to collaborate with the legendary filmmaker Mani Ratnam and superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Preity was taken aback when she was asked to appear fresh-faced for the role.


Her caption read, "This picture was taken on the first day on the set of Dil Se. I was so excited to be working with Mani Ratnam sir & Shah Rukh Khan. When Mani sir saw me he smiled and politely asked me to wash my face…. But sir… my make up will come off, I said smiling …. That’s exactly what I want… Pls wash your face…. He smiled back. I thought he was joking …. Then I realised he was not !!! So thanks to the amazing Santosh Sivan ( our Director of Photography) I filmed with a freshly washed face and got away with it 🎥🤩🙏 I guess he shot me Dil Se ❤️"

 "Dil Se," released in 1998, may not have set the box office on fire, but its enduring impact on Indian cinema cannot be overstated. The film's captivating narrative, coupled with its powerful themes, has earned it a special place in the hearts of cinephiles. Set against the backdrop of insurgency in Northeast India, "Dil Se" explores the complexities of love and patriotism, offering a poignant commentary on the human condition. Shah Rukh Khan's portrayal of a radio jockey and Manisha Koirala's portrayal of a radicalized terrorist garnered critical acclaim, while Preity Zinta's enchanting presence added depth to the ensemble cast.

For Preity Zinta, "Dil Se" marked the beginning of a remarkable journey in Bollywood. 

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