Asked in Filmfare about their break-up, she spoke of "Very, very fond memories of the times we were together and I'd like to keep it to that". The film was received favourably by critics and became India's second-biggest hit of the year after Koi But getting over a fear is a continuous process and I have been successful so far. Here's a performance that is sure to win accolades from the junta and critics whole-heartedly. I'll be looking after their entire upbringing from education to food, clothes etc. It is not that I fear nothing. In preparation for the role, Zinta attended Anupam Kher 's acting school, " Actor Prepares " to learn the dialect and mannerisms of a Punjabi woman. It is when you fear and you get over it, then you can be called brave. As the film was to be shot entirely in Punjabi, a language that was totally alien to her, she learnt it in a crash course of fifty days. She expressed joy at participating in the project, saying, "I am pretty outspoken and have my own view on every subject. In her second column, "Odds stacked against Indian women", Zinta analysed the eve teasing phenomenon in India, and criticised those who practice it. Love Story of a Spy , Koi Zinta played the female protagonist Ambar Malhotra, a single modern young woman who leaves India to make her own life in Melbourne. Upon seeing her audition, Kapur insisted that she become an actress. Kapur later recommended her for director Mani Ratnam 's Dil Se.. Zinta's role required her to learn French and follow a strict diet and fitness regime, for which she hired the services of celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson. The column became one of the site's ten most read stories of the day.