Size does not matter to Zinta

NEW DELHI: Bollywood’s dimpled beauty Preity Zinta, who promises to return to the big screen with a big bang in the coming year, does not believe in attaining a “size zero” to rule the film industry or attract endorsements.

The likes of Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, and Katrina Kaif may be becoming the new leading ladies of Bollywood, but Zinta says she is under no pressure.

“I think I have a different appeal,” the actress said. “I was never a hot-shot model. People always taken me as a very normal, girl-next-door girl. And I don’t think size zero is important. In my opinion it is more important to be healthy. Some people are naturally thin, but then if you starve yourself to look size zero, then it is really stupid. To become a total stick is not that cool.”

But Zinta, who is a self-confessed fitness freak, has some advice for the young girls who count calories before eating. “One should exercise,” she said. “I have been exercising like crazy because I eat a lot. There is only one life you have and if you are not living for yourself then who are you living it for? So eat what you want and burn it. If you are happy from inside you lose weight quickly. You will look better and you’ll glow,” Zinat said.