Since Preity Zinta is busy reminiscing her good ol’ days and sharing unseen pictures of her co-stars, we take an opportunity to reveal something that we bet was unknown to you folks till date. The bubbly girl of Bollywood made her debut in the 1998 Mani Ratnam directorial, Dil Se. But she received fame and recognition when she played a single mother in Kya Kehna, that released two years down the line. It was a strong character that the actress was lucky enough to bag so early on in her career. Imagine an entire movie riding on your shoulders? It was an extremely difficult task but she managed to nail it. But what if we suggest that Kya Kehna wasn’t the original title of this project and it was earlier named something else? Also Read: Did you know Preity Zinta was an assistant director in this Ajay Devgn movie before she became an actress?
So this is a far-fetched assumption but we believe it to be true. While reading one of the early interviews of Saif Ali Khan, we came across a question where the actor was heard narrating a story that resembled his character from Kya Kehna. The question was as to why does he play spoilt brat characters and if his character in Friends was a negative one? Wondering which movie we are referring to? Don’t scratch your head, for Saif never did a movie called Friends. According to Saif, his role in Friends was totally different and not completely negative. “Mine is a slightly suicidal character, who does not believe in family values. He doesn’t respect women as he doesn’t respect his own mother for various reasons. He is on a destructive path. The story is about how one girl changes him. But he ends up messing that relationship too. So there is a slightly negative shade to my character, but the film, on the whole, is positive, he added.” So well, if you go as per his description, it resonates with his role in Kya Kehna; so there are chances that Friends was later renamed to Kya Kehna. Also Read: Preity Zinta was bowled over by Juhi Chawla’s daughter at the IPL 2018 auction – view pic
Later, the interviewer further asked him to describe his working experience with director Kundan Shah. To this, the actor replied, “It was exhausting and fun. Because it is a serious film. Since we did not have much time or money, it was exhausting. But he is an extremely intelligent and kind man, despite his Hitler-ish behaviour on the sets.” Now Kundan Shah directed Kya Kehna so our assumption can’t be wrong entirely, right? Since the movie worked well at the box office, we have no qualms in knowing that it was called something else originally.