For debutant director Prem R. Soni, Preity Zinta is an integral part of MAIN AURR MRS KHANNA even though she is seen in a special appearance. Also, in spite of a dance number like 'Happening' to her credit in the film, Prem dislikes it to be termed as an 'item number' and refrains from calling Preity Zinta as his 'item girl' in MAIN AURR MRS KHANNA.
"I have nothing against item girls or item songs. After all they have time and again managed to spice up the proceedings in so many films. However, in the context of MAIN AURR MRS KHANNA, it would be really derogatory to call Preity Zinta as an item girl", says Prem Soni who always wanted Preity in his directorial launch even as he got a dream pairing in the form of Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor.
Thankfully for him, Preity didn't give him much pain and said 'yes' without much ado.
"Of course, she did have her initial reservations since she hadn't played a part like this before. But then she also said - 'What the heck, let me do it'. She laughed and agreed to be there", narrates Prem, "Believe me, my day was made. I had got all the actors whom I wanted for the film and was raring to bring the film on floors".
"While I had signed other actors for the film, I always wanted Preity also to be a part of it. Actually, I didn't even think about any other options and was dead sure that Preity had to be cast. I told her the same and was adamant that she had to be in it", remembers Prem who eventually succeeded in persuading the actress to play the part of 'Haseen Jagmagiya'.
Also starring Yash Tonk in an important role, MAIN AURR MRS KHANNA is a co-production of Ronnie Screwala [UTV Motion Pictures] and Sohail Khan. With music by Sajid-Wajid, the film would be releasing all over on 16th October along with BLUE and ALL THE BEST.