Mumbai: Remember Abhay Deol’s girlfriend Preeti Desai who made her debut in Shor In The City last year? The model disappeared from the scene after the film released. The calendar girl who made a splash on the ramp in Mumbai, however, did not have any takers in B-Town. The only time that Preeti has been spotted, of late, is at film previews and at B-Town events as Abhay’s arm candy.

Abhay is now apparently extremely keen to resurrect Preeti’s Bollywood aspirations. To the extent that he is keen to star opposite her in an upcoming film. Earlier he made an attempt to include her in his zombie film Shaadi of the Dead the film that ran into several production issues and is now stuck.

Navdeep Singh’s project however went on the floors with Genelia D’Souza as the leading actress. Still Abhay managed to have Preeti do a cameo. The film was a joint venture of Ekta Kapoor and Siddharth Jain. Later Ekta decided to pull out due to several issues about the production aspects after which the film is lying stuck.

Says a source, “After Shor in The City released, Abhay tried his best to ensure that Preeti was cast in the zombie flick. As he had worked with director Navdeep Singh earlier in Manorama Six Feet Under, he shared a rapport with him. However he could only make Preeti’s appearance restricted to a cameo. Ever since he had been keen to have her as his girl on the screen as well.” Adds the source, “Abhay is planning a project that will star him along with Preeti. It is in the early stages but things are moving on the front.”

A former Miss Great Britain, Preeti was the first woman of Indian origin to ever win the title. Ever since they had been spotted together at events, there has also been buzz that the two were living in at Juhu. Though Preeti had her pad at Malad, she would always be around at Abhay’s place. With Abhay fetching accolades for his B-Town outings like Chakravyuh and Shanghai this year, he is hopeful that a project with his girl will also happen.


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