Last year at this time Preity had injured herself during a vacation.
'The year has been a tough one for me,' groaned Preity. 'Not only did I suffer a serious injury, it has also been a year of tough challenges for me as an actor.'
'In 2007, I went into another kind of cinema altogether. From doing Yash Raj Films to playing a woman who finds herself at the receiving end of life in 'Heaven On Earth' has been quite a creative and cultural shock for me,' Preity told IANS.
The actress is, however, quick to point out the film isn't only about a battered wife.
'It's about all the people who leave India and hope to find paradise abroad, only to be stuck on wretched 16-hour jobs with no happiness or sunshine. I never knew how such marginalized women existed until I played one,' she said.
'Deepa Mehta and 'Heaven On Earth' have proved eye openers for me. But the film was tough on me emotionally. In the month that I was in Toronto, I went out just twice and that too to maintain my sanity. I really need a break now,' added the actress who had only one commercial release this year.
Preity will return from her vacation in the second week of January with a clear date diary.
'I haven't said yes to any of the scripts I've heard. I'll take a call when I return from my holiday. But yes, 2007 has been my year of unconventional films. So 2008 will probably be a year of hardcore masala movies.'ALSO READ: Censor Board passes verdict on Ranbir Kapoor's 'Animal' ; demands edits and 5 cuts ahead of release