When asked to reveal some uncomfortable questions thrown at
her during the show, Preity said: "I can't tell you now.
You need to see the show for that because I don't think they
will edit that."
"Guinness World Records - Ab India Todega" will premiere
March 18 on Colors. It will see Indians undertaking awe-inspiring,
bizarre and unforgettable acts to break the world record.
The show, which has had earlier versions in other countries
and has now come to India, will also have adjudicators Elizabeth
Smith and Kristian Teufel, who will explain the rules to participants,
validate their achievements and recognise the new world records.
The show will be co-hosted by TV actor Shabbir Ahluwalia.
Preity, who co-owns Indian Premier League's Mohali team Kings
XI Punjab, is facing the camera after a hiatus of two years
and says the offer for the show came at the right time.
"For two years I was not doing anything to do with entertainment.
I was focusing on cricket. It was a new business; so I did not
want to take any movies or TV show that time. I did get offers
from TV even then, but I didn't want to judge a dance show because
I'm not the number one dancer on the planet and just to sit
there and judge people wasn't something that inspired me a lot,"
"End of last year I decided that I have spent two years
out of movies; so 2011 was going to be my year of getting back
to films and entertainment. So this show came at the right time
and I loved the format," she added.
A successful model, Preity started her acting career by playing
an unwed mother in "Kya Kehna!" and the audiences
loved the freshness and newness she brought with her. She has
been part of hits like "Soldier", "Kal Ho Naa
Ho", "Dil Chahta Hai" and "Koi... Mil Gaya".
She said yes to the TV show because of its involvement with
common people and its adventure factor.
"The fact that Indians are going to break records worldwide
and the fact that this was just not any other show was why I
did it. It was on a global platform and it was going to put
me face to face with real people from India as opposed to people
who want to be stars and who already come with a preconceived
"Also, I love adventure - I've done it all from bungee
jumping to scuba diving to sky diving and this show has a good
dose of that too. So I think this show suited me more."
However, being a part of the small screen was not a cakewalk
for the film actress.
"It's a totally different medium. The first thing that
hit me about TV was the exhaustion. On a film set, you keep
waiting for your shots but on TV there is so much work that
you feel like asking, 'Can I breathe now'? You are constantly
standing on your feet and specially on this kind of thing where
you have a live audience," she said.