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The best of East and West will meet in the UK by the end of this month as one of India's hottest talents addresses the Oxford Union, the world's most prestigious debating society.
One of Indian cinema's leading ladies and the star of over 30 films, Preity Zinta will answer
questions from Oxford students on her experience of being a part of the world's largest film
industry and an iconic figure in a male-dominated business.
Preity Zinta is considered as a role model to many who aspire to achieve success through hard work and honesty. Zinta is the latest in a long list of prominent speakers to have visited the Oxford Union, which has also hosted former Prime Minister Winston Churchill, as well as current Prime Minister David Cameron, US Presidents Reagan and Nixon, the Dalai Lama, Stephen Hawking and Mother Teresa. The Union is no stranger to the world of entertainment either, claiming Michael Jackson, Natalie Portman, Pierce Brosnan, Clint Eastwood and Martin Sheen as past speakers.
When asked about the upcoming visit, Zinta said that she is very excited at the prospect of
speaking at such a prestigious debating society.
Ash Sangha, Vice President of the Oxford Union, who was responsible for inviting Preity Zinta, commented, "I am very excited to be welcoming Preity Zinta to speak here at the Oxford Union Society this coming October. She is quite simply a global superstar. Throughout nearly 200 years of history, the Oxford Union has heard from high profile figures who are the leading lights in their field, and Preity's film roles, and her deep commitment to causes beyond cinema, such as cricket, journalism and philanthropy have captured the imagination of the watching world. Her charity work for the Loomba Foundation is very close to her heart as well her determination to stop Human Trafficking especially of children and young women. "As much loved for her un-moderated honesty as her career high points, I know that our members here in Oxford cannot wait to have the chance to meet her and hear from her," said Sangha.