Rakul Preet Singh: I Am Extremely Excited For Indian 2!

Rakul is the real deal!

She’s got the charm, she’s got a steady standing in the industry, she’s got the confidence and she enjoys them all with her head held high. It is not easy to be where she is today and yet, she stays grounded. In conversation with Radhika Ramesh, the enthusiastic Rakul Preet Singh tells tales of childhood, films and how she manages to brim with buoyancy.

Rakul Preet Singh might have entered the film industry a while ago but the way she has worked her ladder up to where she is today is something unmissable. It has been a decade since she joined the film industry and the substantial roles she chooses to do now only go to show the effort she had to put in these. But, she believes that nothing is a challenge to her because she enjoys every choice and every step she takes.



Rakul, along with rest of the cast confirmed that she is very much a part of Shankar – Kamal Haasan’s magnum opus Indian 2 alongside Priya Bhavai Shankar, Kajal Aggarwal, Siddarth among others. Talking about her experience, Rakul said that she is very excited to act and learn at the same time.

Talking about the film, Rakul says, “I am extremely excited for the film and for working with Shankar sir. It has only been three to four days since I have been shooting for the film and I have shot with Kamal sir for the first time. Looking at him in that majestic makeover – he is just an amazingly committed and a dedicated actor. I think he is the only actor in the entire film history who has done versatile roles right from a young age. It is an honor to work with an actor like him.”

One of Rakul’s and Bollywood’s biggest hits this year is her De De Pyaar De. Rakul’s role as Ayesha won hearts easily. Her quirkiness, her simplicity, her modern thinking, and her strength was a refreshing character we almost never get to see a woman in. However, Rakul’s role in the film made extreme sense and it was no run-of-the-mill storyline.



“I was lucky that the makers did not go by my image built-in Bollywood at that point and believed in the fact that I could pull off Ayesha. Ayesha, however, is a reflection of me in my real life – confident, strong woman. The response for the film has been great and I thank God for that,” adds Rakul.

As a film, De De Pyaar De has been very special to Rakul. “It’s that one big break that you start out with, where the film is appreciated, the role is appreciated and you are appreciated. I could have not asked for more. I was overwhelmed with the calls and responses I received for the film and Ayesha. It was a new age concept and narrating a story like this in a very slice-of-life, happy way is a huge advantage of the film. Also, the women characters, of both Tabu Ma’am and mine, have been built strong. What more could I ask for, right?” she beams.

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