Saturday, January 22, 2011

Preeti Puri

Preeti Puri, the very beautiful and talented actress has catapulted to fame by essaying the vampish character in the Zee evening show `Mamta`. She is an out-an-out negative character in this show and is very happy with the response she is getting for this show. Her trademark blinking of eyes in the soap has also become very popular and when she socializes people asks her to show how she actually does it on-screen. As the negative characters are emerging at a fast rate today so Preeti Puri has taken it as a challenge to carve out a niche for herself in the hearts of the audiences of the small screen. In this soap she plays an ambitious daughter-in-law hankering after riches and wealth and is not portrayed as the usual scheming types. She at once grabbed the offer when it was offered to her because it was a story with a difference based on the life of a surrogate mother and what happens to her when she is told that her baby is alive but not in safe hands.

Preeti Puri is an MBA graduate and left a promising career in banking to join the uncertain world of acting. She claims that her passion lied in acting and she always had the feeling that she would look better on screen. Moreover she was not interested in the monotonous lifestyle so she went ahead and auditioned for television roles. In her short span of career she has enacted several roles on television soaps including that of Mr. Bajaj`s daughter in `Kasautii Zindegi Kay`, Nandini`s sister in `Kyunki Saans Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi`, Mollie in the very popular Balaji romantic saga `Kahiin To Hoga` and also in `Kehna Hai Kuch`. But she claims that `Mamta` is a story which helped her to prove her mettle as an extremely talented actress. Her role is of extreme significance in this soap because it is on her that the entire story revolves.

Prreti Puri has also wooed the audiences of the silver screen by her cameo performance in the Bollywood blockbuster `Aitraaz`. In this film she played the role of Akshay Kumar`s secretary. She bagged the offer of her second venture `Siskiyaan` purely by coincidence. Namrata Shirodkar was the first choice but as things did not work out with her she was approached for the role and she gladly took it up. She is looking forward for her this venture `Utthan` in which she plays the second lead opposite Priyanshu Chatterjee. In this film she is playing the chief minister`s daughter who is a kathak dancer. As the name suggests the movie is about the empowerment of women and will release around in the month of October 2007. She also did not have much role in Abbas Mustaan`s `36 China Town` but she claims that it was an amazing experience to be part of the project. She stated in a recent interview that she hails from a conservative Punjabi background and her family was initially against her decision to join the glam world. Later her parents supported her to an extreme extent. After her work was appreciated in the Bollywood flick her family proudly introduced her to their friends. Her fans sincerely wish that this actress would go a long way in the coming time to carve out a niche for herself both in the hearts of the audiences of the silver screen and small screen.

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