Actress Preity Zinta recently took to Instagram to share a glimpse of life as she lives it currently. In a video in which she excitedly narrates, Zinta, who is currently in Himachal, calls herself “officially a farmer.” We witness as the camera person follows her around in an apple orchard. “I was so excited to […]
Actress Preity Zinta recently took to Instagram to share a glimpse of life as she lives it currently.
In a video in which she excitedly narrates, Zinta, who is currently in Himachal, calls herself “officially a farmer.” We witness as the camera person follows her around in an apple orchard.
“I was so excited to see apple trees after so long that the minute it stopped raining I ran out and made this video. Glad I did so cuz minutes after it was pouring again,” she tells in the earnest caption.
She then reminisces of her childhood, “Going back home to our family farm during apple season after so many years was an emotional & exhilarating experience. Growing up, this place was dominated by the larger than life presence of my Grandfather, Grandmother and Rajinder Mamaji & Uma Mamiji. We spent the best days of my childhood here.”
She goes on to disclose why apples and the season are so close to her heart, “Apple season was always special. So many rules. No eating in the grading halls, no disturbing or distracting the labour that diligently plucked apples in special baskets called Kiltas, no playing with apples or throwing them around etc. My fav part was apple plucking & collecting the largest and the smallest apples of the season & of course glasses of freshly squeezed apple juice.”
“Two years ago, I officially became a farmer & am so proud to be part of the farming community of the apple belt of Himachal Pradesh. Here’s a shout out to Himachal Apples that are the best apples in the world. I’m super stoked & proud of how well everything is maintained in all the farms given the covid situation, shortage of labour etc… I’m also extremely proud of my brother for going completely organic & replanting our orchard with organic apple trees,” she concludes before adding a few hashtags.
The actress’ love for healthy, organic living is prominent. In an older video, she had thanked her mother for a kitchen garden as she plucked capsicums and tomatoes. More recently, she was planting a Himalayan Cedar tree to combat climate change.
Preity Zinta is known for her roles in movies such as Kal Ho Naa Ho and Veer-Zaara. She is also the co-owner of Punjab Kings in India’s beloved IPL.