Preity isn’t best friends with co-stars

MUMBAI: Effervescent Preity Zinta’s is busy doing social work, reading scripts and unwinding. “Last month I had a huge screening of Jaan-e-Mann, strictly for children under 15,” Preity said.

Why just children?

“I wanted to have a blast. Kids love you unconditionally. I wanted to give kids from the Make A Wish Foundation and other charitable institutions a reason to smile.”

She’s been living out of suitcases for so long, it isn’t funny any more. “I like travelling. But suddenly I’d wake up in some country and want to go back home. But in half an hour I was back to normal. Yes, I’m strong and sensible. The long absences make me love my country even more.”

Preity shares a very special bonding with Abhishek. “He’s amazing to work with. He and I had little bits together in Salaam Namaste and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. But Jhoom Barabar Jhoom was our first full-fledged film together. I’ve come back from London loving him even more. He’s so adorable. Absolutely fantastic! As for Bobby, he isn’t chatty. But not quite reserved either...” Preity wonders about the variety of co-stars she has had — from both the Deol brothers, Sunny and Bobby, to Shah Rukh and Abhishek.

“I guess I’ve been lucky. I’ve shared a great rapport with all of them. As for the female co-stars, they’re fine too. Except that I’m expected to become best friends with each one I work with. I don’t make best friends with my co-stars, male or female. But Abhishek is a buddy.”