New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Unlike her fellow actor Shilpa Shetty who was "at peace" after her visit to Shirdi recently, Preity Zinta has returned with unpleasant memories of being pushed by the media in the pilgrim town.
"Good morning! Went to Shirdi yesterday and came back with memories of media pushing me instead of the serene face & energy of Sai Baba (sic)," an irritated Preity posted on her Twitter page.
The 36-year-old actor is quite displeased with the mad rush for celebrities even at a place of pilgrimage and is upset that she couldn't even pray properly.
"I wonder why r temples have become so commercial? Why A temple trustee's urge 2 b photographed with a celebrity is entertained by media? In front of god, we bare ourselves and look to purify our soul. Instead of feeling uplifted i came back feeling sad & deprived from Shirdi.
"In the rut to make anything news, have we forgotten to respect god and someone's genuine devotion? I fold my hands to the media & request dem 2 Respect us & respect GOD! Not every celebrity goes 2 a temple 4 Tamasha! Some genuinely go 2 pray & 2 disturb them then is BAD KARMA," she added.
Preity has been off the big screen for sometime now. Her last full-fledged role was in "Heroes" in 2008.