By Anindita Mukherjee Last Updated:
She ruled B-town with her dapper dimpled-cheeks, cute looks and bubbly attitude in the 2000s. She has been most of the director’s top choice for many movies and has worked with the majors of the tinsel town and has been a part of blockbusters. She also owns an IPL team. You already know who we are talking about! Dimple queen- Preity Zinta! (Also Read: After 5 Love Affairs, Preity Zinta Finally Found Someone 'Goodenough' For Her)
After working in Bollywood for more than a decade,Preity Zinta got married to her long-time boyfriend, Gene Goodenough in a private wedding ceremony in Los Angeles in February 2016. One post-wedding ‘ritual’ of our actresses that many onlookers look forward to, is the change in their surname. It is beautiful to see them adding their hubby’s surname to their name. Our Veer Zaara actress did the same, but not immediately. She did it only recently, two years post her wedding!
Did she get inspired from the actresses that are getting married recently and adding their hubby's name/surname to theirs? If you remember, Sonam Kapoor too, changed her surname to Sonam K Ahuja, hardly a few hours after her wedding. Her hubby, Anand too, broke all stereotypes by changing his name to Anand S Ahuja. Probably, Preity too, felt that it was high time to do the same. The actress changed her surname on her Instagram and Twitter handle to ‘Preity G Zinta’. Take a look:
The actress also tweeted the reason behind the change of her surname. She wrote, "After marriage I decided to take the G from my husbands name. One G is Goodenough for me. Ting!" Sharing a snapshot of the tweet as well for you all to see:
Right after her marriage in 2016, a fan had asked her if she has any probable plans to change her surname. To which the dimpled actress had tweeted back saying, “I guess I have been my father’s daughter longer than I am someone’s wife so technically not changing right now.” Preity, being her wittier self, also joked that her hubby was “goodenough” when a fan asked her about her spouse. She shared, “Not Bad, not too good cuz that’s boring ... Just Goodenough?? Hahahahah.”
Preity also shared with her fans about her meet with Gene. She quipped, “I met him in Santa Monica in Los Angeles. Then we dated for five years and we finally got married.” She jokingly added, “I am not going to tell you the details.” (Checkout! 'Agniphera' Actor Ayyaz Ahmed Is Dating A Beautiful Russian Model; Denies Engagement Rumours)
Time and experience has made Preity understand the true meaning of love as she once shared, "I believe in true love, but it gets figured out by the couple with time only. Love stays only when respect goes hand in hand".
In a throwback interview with The Indian Express in 2017, Preity said, "Women, in general, are superwomen. They take care of the home and work. They are very few men who do that. For me it is very simple, I am married, working and very happy. I am lucky that I am married to a person who actually pushed me into doing a movie. I thought I didn’t want to do any more movies and I moved to the business side of life." Preity, we want more of you in the spotlight! Agree guys? (Don't Miss! Rubina Dilaik And Abhinav Shukla's Wedding Invitation Card Is Inspired From Virat-Anushka's Invite)
Preity was last seen in a lead role in her self-produced movie, Ishkq in Paris in 2013 and then in the movie Happy Ending (2014). She began her career in Bollywood with the superhit movie, Soldier (1998) opposite Bobby Deol. There had been no looking back for her since as she has been a part of major hits in Bollywood like Kal Ho Naa Ho, Veer Zaara, Koi…Mil Gaya, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, et al.