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Rakul Preet Singh’s career plan is to juggle films, be it in Hindi, Tamil or Telugu cinema

Aiyaary actor Rakul Preet Singh just wants to keep doing good films; follows her instincts when choosing projects.

bollywood Updated: Feb 28, 2018 18:55 IST
Yashika Mathur
Yashika Mathur
Hindustan Times
Actor Rakul Preet Singh was seen alongside Sidharth Malhotra in the February 2018 release, Aiyaary.
Actor Rakul Preet Singh was seen alongside Sidharth Malhotra in the February 2018 release, Aiyaary.

Actor Rakul Preet Singh is someone who’s part of Hindi, Tamil and Telugu cinema, but hasn’t left one for another. Neither does she plan to, because her idea of a good career in films is to take up new, interesting projects irrespective of the category they fit into.

The actor, who stars in the recently-released Aiyaary, and has films such as Venkatadri Express, Loukyam and Nannake Premathi and Yaariyaan to her credit, says, “I don’t look at my career as juggling two industries. I’d like to look at it as juggling multiple projects.”

Rakul explains, “Acting is a medium of art and you shouldn’t discriminate on the basis of language. I could be doing two films in Hindi and four films in southern industry. I just need a good manager to manage that, and that’s how I look at it as. I hope that I can continue to that like I have done before.”

Does she stress about picking up a wrong project, trying to keep her hands full? “I don’t put too much thought [into it] because acting is my passion. I follow my instincts. I can be in front of the cameras every single day of my life... My idea is to do good films and characters, and it can be in any industry,” says Rakul.

She feels that the lines dividing one kind of cinema and filmmaking from another are anyway blurring, thanks to the thundering success of films such as Baahubali and Eega. “Now, after Baahubali, people are more aware of the cinema in the southern industry. Filmmakers always knew about the remakes being made [in Hindi cinema] as a crossover, but now, masses are also aware that we make good films, splurge on them and have [some of the] finest filmmakers. It has become one platform,” says Rakul.

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First Published: Feb 28, 2018 17:35 IST