A whole year since she moved into her swanky new home in Bandra, and Preity still hasn't found time to get it done up.
"I haven't even started," she wails as she looks at the chaos around her. "I thought once I move into my new place I'd automatically begin to do it up. But no such luck. It's been a yearnow and I'm living like a gypsy in my own house."
But now Preity intends to take matters into her own hands. "I'm going to Dubai to buy stuff for my house. There are so many things that need to be taken care of, from curtains and upholstery to the lights and cutlery. Before I get into my next film, which is Samir Karnik's Mera Bharat Mahan I'll be taking care of some of the things in my house."
Preity wants to leave the paintings for later. "Art isn't something that can be purchased at one go. My walls will fill up slowly," she promises.
In the meanwhile her five-day visit to Cannes has just ended.
"I had fun, but there was too much fluctuation in the temperature. Very hot during the day and very cold in the night. So now I'm down with this terrible cold. Before Cannes I visited Saint Tropez and Provence. I was in Cannes representing Chopard. I was wearing a necklace that made me really scared for my neck," she chortles in typical Preity fashion. " So there was no time to socialise, but I did catch the 3-minute films of over directors under one roof. It was an amazing experience, but I wish we had taken our film Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom to Cannes. The entire movie-watching congregation would have rocked if they had seen our film."
Preity's demeanour gets distinctly happy when she speaks of her next film. "Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom is a film we had big-time fun doing. And now I start Mera Bharat Mahaan with Salman. He's always loads of fun. But we don't have that much to do in the film. Ours is just one slice of Karnik's big cake."