Preity Zinta found herself amidst a strange controversy recently. A news piece that appeared on social media said that Preity Zinta was denied permission to board a Go Airways flight from Mumbai to Chandigarh. The post claimed that the denial was based on instructions of Ness Wadia who is the brother of Go Airways Managing Director, Jeh Wadia. However as it turns out, this was a classic case of fake news and false reporting. According to a statement in India Today, the airline clarified that the reports were false and factually incorrect. It also demanded apology from sections of media for fabricating an article.
The statement read, "Sections of the media have reported malicious and factually incorrect story that is false, fabricated and without any basis stating that 'Preity Zinta was stopped from boarding GoAir flight.' The statement went on to say, "GoAir strongly and completely denies any such action. Contrary to the reportage, all the facts-on-ground clearly show that Ms Preity Zinta had a smooth flight Mumbai to Chandigarh GoAir G8-381 on Saturday March 30, 2019. Further, on April 2, 2019 she also booked herself on a return flight G8 382 from Chandigarh to Mumbai but did not show up. This clearly demonstrates that sections of media have reported mischievously and without verifying the facts with GoAir."
Preity, who is now married to Gene Goodenough, was previously in relationship with Ness Wadia. The two made their relationship public in 2005. In 2008, they took their relationship to another level and bought Kings XI Punjab team of Indian Premier League (IPL) together. However things soon soured between them. The first blow in their relationship was reported in 2009, when there were news of Ness slapping Preity at a party. In 2013, in a magazine interview, Preity talked about her breakup for the first time and confirmed that she is still friends with Ness.
However, in June 13, 2014, Preity filed a complaint against Ness Wadia accusing him of molestation, threats and abuse after a particularly nasty incident. After years though, Priety and Ness have decided not to pursue the case and reached a settlement.