VIVACIOUS Bollywood star, Preity Zinta will be this year’s guest of honour at the 25th annual Miss India-Canada event on Saturday, August 15. The lead actress in such Bollywood hits like “Kal Ho Na Ho,” “Koi Mil Gaya” and “Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna,” Preity will be presented the Special Achievement Award for her contribution to cinema. Zinta is also a global phenomenon having starred in the Canadian film Heaven on Earth, for which she was awarded the Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress at the 2008 Chicago International Film Festival.
The dimpled beauty wears many hats and has won many accolades from her peers, critics and fans. She is the joint owner of The Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), a franchise cricket team based in Ajitgarh, Punjab, that plays in the Indian Premier League. In 2010, Time magazine selected her as one of the candidates for its list of the world’s 100 most influential people and she was the first recipient of Godfrey’s Mind of Steel Award at the annual Red and White Bravery Awards, given to her for the “courageous act” of standing against the Mumbai underworld. Zinta is currently filming Neeraj Pathak’s action comedy Bhaiyyaji Superhitt opposite Sunny Deol.
You can vote for your favourite delegate as the Air Canada People’s Choice winner. Delegate photographs and bios are live at: www.MissIndiaCanada.com.
Voting will end August 14 at 12 p.m. (ET). The winner of the ‘People’s Choice Award’ will be announced at the show.
This year’s grand sponsor is ATN.
Francis D’Souza from CityNews and on air personality Karen Johnson will be hosting this year’s show. Moreover, several local celebrities will be in attendance this year to commemorate the 25th anniversary.
As a special silver anniversary giveaway, all those that attend will have a chance to win a pair of round trip air tickets to India on the non-stop, Air Canada Boeing 787 Dreamliner.