Bollywood actress Preity Zinta has hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government’s various initiatives taken in the interest of people. The actress praised the PM for his steps taken to end the VIP culture in India and said his intent to make difference to the lives of ordinary citizens will pay off, reported news agency PTI. Centre on Wednesday (April 19) issued an order to remove red beacons atop officials’ cars by May 1 as a step towards ending VIP culture prevalent in India. Referring to this, the PM in his 31st radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sunday said red beacon lights have became a symbol of VIP culture and that he realised exactly how big it was after banning them. He said the idea of a ‘New India’ is a concept that promotes the idea of EPI (Every Person is Important) instead of VIP (Very Important Person).
Hailing the PM’s move, the Veer-Zara actress said, it is “lucky” to have a PM like Narendra Modi. Talking to PTI, Preity said for the PM “every person is important and he means it” and added that “we are lucky to have a prime minister who is not only thinking about taking the country forward, but he is also thinking about taking each citizen forward.” She further praised the initiatives of Centre like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a campaign to maintain cleanliness and Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao Abhiyan, a campaign to stop female foeticide and encourage female literacy. According to Preity, the Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao campaign is important as far as women’s safety and education are concerned. Preity also expressed her happiness at the concern PM Modi has shown for Indian soldiers. The actress said that being an army kid it is nice to see the PM talking about patriotism and soldiers.
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Preity also revealed about working on “the biggest project” of her life and that it involved women’s safety. The 42-year-old actress said she has been working on the project for five years and finally it is going to come out this year.
The actress, who had given remarkable performances in several Bollywood films, said her next film will release soon and she might be signing a new film as well.