It was TV Commercials that opened the doors of Bollywood to Preity Zinta. Her first on-screen outing was in Mani Rathnam's 'Dil Se'. In spite of the minimal screen time, Preity evoked interest among critics and audiences alike. Her breakthrough role, however, was in Kundan Shah's 'Kya Kehna' (2000) as a teenage single mother fighting the system and societal norms. Preity Zinta is one of the few actresses, who have achieved success by breaking away from character stereotypes.