As a present for her birthday on January 31,casanova businessman Ness Wadia could not have given the lovely Preity Zinta anything as exciting as a partnership in the Indian Premier League deal he cut with her and partners Karan Paul and Mohit Puri last week. They bid Rs 300 crore and got the Mohali team in the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) thrilling new T20 format starting this April. Preity is happy to be part of the IPL especially since Shah Rukh Khan, with whom she started her career in Dil Se, has bid for and won the Kolkata team. “Today we’re both making our debuts in cricket,” said Preity.
This is not the first time she is doing business with Ness. She’s also reportedly a part of (and endorses) the Wadia family airline. But this is her first bona fide business venture. She has never before submitted a tender and felt the thrill of watching it materialise. Shecan’t be a sleeping partner in any business. She would give everyone nightmares told Preity. She also informed that Ness and shework well together. Hope to make the IPL deal a success. It’s the first time she is sitting in a boardroom. So many firsts for me! She is excited. It’s very different from working on a film where you’re on your own when ‘action’ is called on camera.