Preity Zinta nominated for Canada’s Genie Awards

February 16th, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Toronto, Feb 16 (IANS) Bollywood actress Preity Zinta has been nominated for the Genie Awards for her performance in “Heaven on Earth”, directed by Canada-based Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta.

The actress has been nominated in the Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role category. The nomination was announced by The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (ACCT).

Preity will be vying with Hollywood actresses like Susan Sarandon and Ellen Burstyn who have been nominated for “Emotional Arithmetic” and “The Stone Angel” respectively.

“Heaven on Earth” is about a battered Punjabi housewife in Canada. The film has also been nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

The awards will be announced on April 4 at Ottawa in Canada.

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