Actress-businesswoman Preity Zinta, who filed a complaint against her business partner and ex-boyfriend Ness Wadia alleging molestation, has always been among the bravest of Bollywood actresses. Be it off screen or on screen, Preity has been fearless and taken risks.
Here is a timeline of Preity's career that tells us more about the gutsy actress:
In 2000, Preity began her movie career with a controversial film - director Kundan Shah's Kya Kehna - where she played an unwed mother. The film was delayed and Preity made her debut with Mani Ratnam's Dil Se, where she memorably made Shah Rukh blush by asking him if he was a virgin.
In 2001, she played a prostitute-turned-surrogate mother in Abbas-Mustan's Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, opposite Salman Khan and Rani Mukerji.
In 2003, Preity became the first Bollywood insider to testify against the underworld in court, in the Bharat Shah case.
In 2005, Preity filed a defamation suit against a Mumbai tabloid for publishing a transcript of a tape allegedly featuring the voice of Salman Khan speaking in less than respectful tones about her.
In 2007, actress-singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi blamed Preity for the failure of her marriage to Shekhar Kapur. Preity retaliated by calling Suchitra 'unstable'.
In 2008, Preity co-bought the Kings XI IPL cricket team and decided to focus on building her cricket team rather than her acting career.