Preity G Zinta – one of the most beloved and recognizable stars of Indian Cinema – is coming to Birmingham in November to mark Diwali. She will be welcomed by the Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street and both Andy and Preity are set to preside over a weekend of events on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November 2023 – in conjunction with the Consulate General of India.
Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “Diwali is a special time for the Indian diaspora, and communities right across our region are looking forward to celebrating the Festival of Lights. From the very outset of my time as Mayor, the WMCA has worked closely with local groups and the Consulate General of India to mark this occasion in suitably grand style – with dance, special guests and entertainment. This year, events will be spread across the weekend of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November including a star-studded gala dinner at Millennium Point with Bollywood star turned self-made businesswoman Preity Zinta and a cultural programme at Birmingham Town Hall. I look forward to seeing local people at the festivities and joining in the celebrations myself.”
Preity G Zinta’s life story has captivated audiences worldwide including across the Subcontinent, Asia & the Middle East. The winner of two Film Fare awards (India’s equivalent of the Oscars), she is perhaps most fondly remembered for her role in the legendary film ‘Veer Zara’ among many other blockbusters. Now based in LA, Preity has achieved considerable success in the world of business – becoming one of the richest self-made Indian females on the planet thanks to her investment interests, production company, and co-ownership of the PUNJAB KINGS cricket team in the IPL. A former UN AIDS ambassador and was on the Global Entrepreneurs Council for UN., she has undertaken extensive charity work which she continues to this day.