From running a hair salon to becoming the first coloured winner of the Miss Great Britain pageant,Preeti Desai has travelled a long road to Bollywood. And now the model wants to sing and dance her way to stardom. Preeti,who is making her acting debut with Shor In The City,says she grew up watching Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan serenade heroines around trees.
Her debut film also sees her doing some intimate scenes with Heroes star Sendhil Ramamurthy. The actress says,As far as love scenes go,this is a really tame one. By the time Sendhil and I were shooting for it,we had become really comfortable with each other so it was not very difficult.
As for her life in Mumbai,where she has been staying for the last two years,the debutant says,Even if you have lived in Mumbai all your life,you will still see new things that shock and surprise you everyday. I feel so good when I take my friends from UK around because it is an amazing city. But her stint has not been free of controversies. From a reported engagement to Abhay Deol and recently leaked topless pictures,Preeti has been in news. She is taking everything in her stride sportingly.