Mumbai, Nov 21 - Bollywood celeberities like Preity Zinta and Swara Bhaskar are of the opinion that women face uncertainty and fear, they are harassed all the time and that the entertainment capital of India, which has reportedly recorded a sharp rise in rape and molestation cases in 2013 as compared to the previous year, is no more safe for them.
Here is what the celebs have to say about safety of women in the Maximum City:
Mumbai, Sep 4 : Bollywood actress Preity Zinta finds that Mumbai lacks adventure activities, especially like hiking sessions in Los Angeles.
"Miss the morning hikes I took with my cousin and her kids in LA. I love Mumbai, but there is very little one can do here," Preity posted on Twitter.
The actress's last release "Ishkq In Paris", which was her debut production, bombed at the box office.(IANS)
Mumbai, April 30 : Bollywood actress Preity Zinta's production venture "Ishkq in Paris" is finally releasing May 24. She says the film's release was delayed because of director Prem Raj's health.
She said that besides this, there was nothing else that caused a delay in the release of the movie, which was earlier to release in 2012.
Mumbai, Sep 17 - "Ishkq In Paris" is a fresh and young romantic film, but minus any kissing scene, says actress Preity Zinta, who has turned producer with the movie.
"Kissing is missing in the film. Kissing is not necessary to show the romance in the film. Romance is in the heart. It's a rom-com and a family entertainer," Preity said here.
Mumbai, Sep 14 - She is a successful actress, has represented many brands, co-owns an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise and is now ready with her debut film production. Preity Zinta has a good business sense, says Prem Raj, director of her home production "Ishkq In Paris".
Mumbai, Sep 12 : Actress Preity Zinta, who gears up for the release of "Ishkq In Paris", feels shooting for her first production venture has been the most difficult job so far.
"Till now I considered 'Lakshya' my toughest film but after shooting for 'Ishkq In Paris', I realised that the latter has taken over that tag," said Preity, who made her acting debut with 1998 film "Dil Se..."
Mumbai, Sep 7 - Actor Salman Khan, who shakes a leg with Preity Zinta in her debut production "Ishkq In Paris", is not returning any favours by performing the cameo, says the actress.
In 2009 Salman starrer "Main Aur Mrs Khanna", the actress made a special appearance in a song.
New Delhi, Sep 4 - Salman Khan looks debonair in the first look of "Kudiye di kurti", the song he especially shot for Preity Zinta's debut production "Ishkq In Paris".
Salman agreed to make a cameo in Preity's film without a second thought, and the actress can't thank him enough.
Mumbai, Sep 4 - Actress Preity Zinta says she was greeted by "the shock of 40 camera flashes" when she arrived at the Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport and ended up twisting her ankle due to the paparazzi's attempt to photograph her.
New Delhi, Sep 1 : Actress Preity Zinta's hectic shooting schedules are doing her good. She says she has lost a lot of weight, and feels she is in her thinnest form ever.
"Weighed my self right now and guess what! I'm the thinnest I've ever been in my life ... lost 10 kilos in two years," Preity tweeted from Prague, where she is busy shooting for her debut production-project "Ishkq in Paris".
Mumbai, Aug 20 - Strict diet plans of Bollywood celebrities like Preity Zinta and Arjun Rampal went for a toss thanks to Eid-ul-Fitr festivities Monday. They gorged on Sevaiyan, biryani and kebabs.
Several other celebrities took to Twitter to share their indulgences in their favourite cuisine.
Here's what they wrote:
Mumbai, Aug 2 - Bollywood beauties like Mallika Sherawat and Preity Zinta wished Happy Rakshabandhan to their fans, while filmmakers like Onir and Ken Ghosh hope the values of the festival get drilled into those who mistreat girls.
The celebrities took to Twitter Thursday to share their wishes on the ocassion. Here's what they had to say:
New Delhi, July 5 - Adhuna Akhtar is ready to roll out her small screen stint - "Be Blunt With Adhuna Akhtar" - a six-part series where she will give striking makeovers to a select few girls. She says the show is the natural progression of her passion.
"The show is a natural extension of my passion for styling, which also happens to be my job," Adhuna, wife of actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, said in a press statement.
New Delhi, July 5 - The first look of Preity Zinta's debut production "Ishkq In Paris" is out -- and it has a postcard feel to it with picture perfect images set in Paris.
It features three settings -- an image of a man and a woman gaping at the Eiffel Tower in the evening; clinking glasses at a bar lounge in the early hours of morning, and then walking out of a library cafe early morning.
Mumbai, June 28 : Actress Preity Zinta has finally found her junior version - a young girl with a dimpled right cheek to play her younger version in her debut production "Ishqk In Paris".
"Thank you to all of you who sent kiddie photos for the role of mini me (my childhood) in 'Ishkq In Paris'! The role has been cast finally," tweeted Preity.
Mumbai, June 26 - Now that Preity Zinta is working with a new actor in her debut production "Ishkq In Paris" (IIP), she says she appreciates Shah Rukh Khan and Manisha Koirala's behaviour towards her during "Dil Se..." even more.
"Must confess that I appreciate Shah Rukh and Manisha being so amazing to me in 'Dil Se..' even more now as I am working with a new actor in IIP," tweeted Preity.
Mumbai, June 21 - Preity Zinta, one of the fittest and glamorous actresses, finds nothing wrong with being curvaceous. She believes size issues are a personal choice, and says she supports Vidya Balan for flaunting her curves proudly and setting a new trend.
Mumbai, Feb 28 : Preity Zinta has wrapped up the first schedule of her debut production "Ishq In Paris" and says it was a pleasure to shoot with the French and Indian crew in temperatures as low as minus 21 degrees Celsius.
Mumbai, Jan 16 - Shooting "Har Pal" with Shiney Ahuja may not have been an experience worth cherishing for Preity Zinta. But the actress, who had apparently vowed to stay away from all things Shiney, has now decided to promote their film together.
Confirming this, Shiney says: "We're looking at May or June for release because before that Preity is busy with the IPL (Indian Premier League)."
New Delhi, Nov 14 - Actress Preity Zinta promises to return to the small screen with the second season of her celebrity chat show - "Up, Close and Personal with PZ".
"So we will be working on a second season soon.... Who else would u guys like to see on my show??? Let me know so I can call them," Preity posted on her Twitter page.
New Delhi, Aug 10 : Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, who turned to the Twitterati for advice on the title of her new chat show, has finally zeroed in on "Up Close & Personal with PZ" for it.
"'UP CLOSE & PERSONAL with PZ!' That's da name of da show guys. It will air on UTV STARS! Am so excited cuz its with all my friends! Ting (sic)," Preity posted on her Twitter page.
New Delhi, July 21 : Bollywood actress Preity Zinta turned babysitter for a day for her nieces and their friends. She says they had fun together.
"Spent the whole day babysitting my nieces & their friends! It was wonderful (as long as the ear plugs were on). Hats off to all babysitters," Preity wrote on microblogging site Twitter.
Dubai, Apr 6: Reel-life heroines Preity Zinta and Zeenat Aman will rub shoulders with real-life achievers, including Dubai-based entrepreneur Sarah Belhasa and fashion designer Aiisha Ramadan, to celebrate woman power and to promote breast-cancer awareness at the Gr8 Women Awards Night.
To be held at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena on April 15, the evening will honour women in the Middle East, especially UAE.
New Delhi, March 3 : Unlike her fellow actor Shilpa Shetty who was "at peace" after her visit to Shirdi recently, Preity Zinta has returned with unpleasant memories of being pushed by the media in the pilgrim town.
"Good morning! Went to Shirdi yesterday and came back with memories of media pushing me instead of the serene face & energy of Sai Baba (sic)," an irritated Preity posted on her Twitter page.
New Delhi, Feb 11 : It seems Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, who will be hosting the Indian version of "Guinness World record", is finding her stint on small screen hard.
"Just finished shooting 1 of the Guiness world record episodes! Hats off to Amitji, Salman, Shah Rukh, Akshay and Priyanka Chopra for rocking TV as its SO TIRING ! Phew! (sic)," Preity wrote on microblogging site Twitter.
The show will be telecast later this year on Colors.