Preity Zinta doesn’t need any sort of introduction in India. She is widely regarded as one of the most courageous ladies of the Bollywood. She keeps on taking firm stands on issues varying atrocities against women and crime/terrorism.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Preity Zinta was offered ticket against Priya Dutt. She was reluctant, but convinced to fight this election because of Rajiv Pratap Rudy. In the end, she didn't contest that election, but Indian media reported about their relationship and soon it became a hot topic. In fact, few years back, Preity had canvassed for Rudy in Chhapra (now Saran constituency) when he was fighting against RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav. Rudy had lost that election.
Relationship of Rudy and Preity Zinta
What is the relationship between Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Preity Zinta? If you ask anyone from Chhapra district, the answer will be simple – Ms. Zinta is the sister-in-law of Rajiv Pratap. Is it true?
Many wonder how it can be possible when Rudy is a Bihari and Preity Zinta is from Himachal Pradesh.
Here is the fact:
It is true to an extent. Preity Zinta is cousin of Neelam Pratap Rudy (the wife of Rajiv Pratap). She is cousin from her maternal side. Hence, she is the sister-in-law of Rajiv Pratap Rudy.
In fact, when Rudy was a minister during Vajpayee government, Preity Zinta used to stay with his family while being in Delhi.
And, obviously, Rudy wife isn’t from Bihar. She is from Himachal Pradesh. Actually, When Rudy was studying in Punjab University, Chandigarh; the couple came in contact and fallen for each other. Later, Rudy married Neelam who is working with the Indian Airlines.
This is the Bollywood connection of Rajiv Pratap Rudy. In fact, because of this connection, Rudy has lots of friends from the Bollywood, including Anil Kapoor, Rajkumar Hirani and Ajay Devgn, among others.