Preity Zinta feels that she has some strange karmic connection with Punjab. "I must have been a Punjabi in one of my incarnations," she laughs.
Interestingly, out of the three forthcoming releases, HEROES, HEAVEN ON EARTH and HAR PAL, the former two have Preity play a character of a Punjabi woman. "HEROES have me play a character of a bubbly and vibrant village girl from Punjab, while in HEAVEN ON EARTH I play a battered Punjabi housewife living in Canada. Though both characters have me as a Punjabi woman, they are as different as chalk and cheese."
Preity says that speaking and acting like a Punjabi wasn't easy. "I didn't know how to go about enacting my character initially. PumPum (as she lovingly calls Anupam Kher) helped me out. We conducted a three day workshop where I learnt to act and speak like a Punjabi woman," Priety says.
Incidentally, all the three films begin with the letter H. Tell her about that and Preity laughs saying, "There's some strange karmic connection there too."