Many may vouch to be by your side for a lifetime, in crises and otherwise… but not all can actually claim to be your savior.
However, the vivacious Preity Zinta not only can claim to be Saif Ali Khan’s closest pal but also is his knight in shining armor. We all know about the warm friendship between Preity and her ‘Salaam Namaste’ co-star Saif, but many may not know that the actress has once saved this Bollywood Nawab’s life.
Way back in late 90s, when Preity was shooting with Saif for ‘Kya Kehna’, Saif met with a terrible bike accident, where his head hit a rock. While the crew-members went in search of a local doctor, Preity insisted on a specialist and rushed him to Breach Candy hospital, where he received over 100 stitches.
“It was the biggest accident of my life… to add to it my family was not around, my director fell ill so he left, and no one was there by my side at that point other than her. She was there all through,” Saif once confessed on Koffee With Karan.
“I was very scared for him at that point, he had lost a lot of blood, his head had swollen, and the doctors told me to keep him awake and to not let him lose consciousness, so I kept talking to him”, recalled Preity.
Incidences like such bring people closer and this episode definitely cemented the Preity – Saif bond, making them buddies for life. Thereafter the duo went on to do films like ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ and ‘Salaam Namaste’... Their chemistry crackled on the screen and their friendship only grew stronger.
Seeing, the easy camaraderie and comfort that the two shared, rumor mills began linking the two together. Post that, Saif did maintain a distance and avoided Preity’s company for a while, but the bond of friendship was too strong to keep them away. They soon connected and chose to ignore the petty allegations.
“Yes, there were rumors of an affair with Saif Ali Khan. I love Saif but we were always buddies. No wife invites an ex-lover to her wedding. If I had anything going with him, I wouldn’t have been invited for his wedding with Kareena,” cited the dimpled actress.
Recently, when Preity filed a molestation case against her ex-beau Ness Wadia, Saif extended his support to her. Not only this, Saif like a true friend also offered a significant role to Preity in his home production – ‘Happy Ending.’ Apparently post the debacle of her home production ‘Ishkq In Paris’, Preity was looking for some decent work and it was Saif who came to her rescue with this film.
Preity will be seen playing the role of one of Saif’s ex-girlfriends, someone who he leans on from time to time when he needs some comfort.
Saif and Preity may not hang out together much, or sing never-ending songs of their friendship, but in times of dire emergency both know who to rely on. The Preity – Saif bond truly defines ‘asli yaari.’
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