Preity Zinta made headlines in May last year, when she filed charges against former boyfriend and industrialist Ness Wadia for molestation, threats, and physical as well as verbal abuse. According to a letter she wrote to the Mumbai Commisioner of Police, Wadia, who she had been dating openly since early 2005, would lock her up in rooms and had thrown burning cigarettes at her face.
The fall-out of this nearly-decade-old relationship was fairly significant, as Zinta and Wadia continue to be co-owners of Indian Premier League team Kings XI Punjab, which they had purchased jointly in 2008. The couple had already broken up in 2009, after Wadia reportedly slapped Zinta at a party, but continued to remain friends and maintain a professional relationship.
For his part, Wadia has denied all the charges as false.
Now, in an interview to Mumbai Mirror published on Wednesday, the actress has said that she has finally achieved closure. When asked about her frequent trips to Los Angeles in the recent past, Zinta admitted that she was "in a relationship with someone nice" and was enjoying having time for herself.
When asked about whether it gets uncomfortable continuing to work with Wadia after all that has transpired, she was quoted as saying, "I know when to move on." She did not make it clear whether Wadia apologised to her for his past behaviour or whether the two had reached an out-of-court settlement.
Zinta said that she was happy to be in a "happy space with a happy guy" and that she wanted to stay away from negativity, adding, "My glass is always full, never half empty and will remain that way."