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What's Preity Zinta's real name? Actor breaks silence and also 'blames' it on Bobby Deol

According to various websites, Preity Zinta was originally named Pritam Singh Zinta, which the actor now confirms is false. 

What's Preity Zinta's real name? Actor breaks silence and also 'blames' it on Bobby Deol
Preity Zinta and Bobby Deol

Last Updated: 07.00 PM, Dec 14, 2023


The conversation around Bollywood celebrities and their personal lives is never-fading. What they wear, where they go, where they come from, and what the mystery behind their names is—everything makes headlines. While we have seen many adding and subtracting alphabets from their names, there is always curiosity to know what the real one was. However, there are also rumours that follow and target some of them. Preity Zinta is suffering the wrath of the rumours, as for many years rumours have been doing the rounds that her real name is Pritam Singh Zinta. 

Yes, you read that right. On many pages, including Wikipedia, it is mentioned that Preity Zinta was born Pritam Singh Zinta and that she later changed her name. However, that is not true, and the actor has now decided to break her silence on the same and reveal the truth. In a video on Instagram, made in English and Hindi, she revealed that Pritam Singh Zinta was a name given to her by Bobby Deol on the set of their debut film, Soldier. She added that it had nothing to do with her real name. 

In the caption to the same video, she wrote, “Over the years I have consistently read in various media articles that I have changed my name from Pritam Singh Zinta to Preity Zinta. I have tried to set the record straight so many times by telling everyone that, on the sets of “Soldier” @iambobbydeol called me Pritam Singh as a Joke ( pls ask him why he chose that name when u meet him) The movie became a blockbuster, our friendship flourished & since then Pritam Singh - the name is still stuck to me…..”

Preity Zinta added, “Bachaao So one last time folks - Pritam Singh was NEVER my name. It’s always been Preity. Hope this clarifies everything once and for all. #Ting #Factcheck #PreityGZinta #PreityZinta #LordBobbyDeol”. The post has been garnering a lot of attention with fans reacting to it. Bobby Deol who is right now an internet sensation also decided to react to it. 

Taking to the comment section, the Animal star wrote, “Preetam Singh I gave you this name It suits you but sorry didn’t realise it would confuse people I love you my Preetam Singh.” The comment has been liked and commented on by many users. 

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