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Preetika Rao on reality shows: Won’t display my private life, emotions in public

Actor Amrita Rao’s sister, Preetika Rao, feels that once you start your career with TV shows, filmmakers think that you don’t want to work in Bollywood.

tv Updated: Apr 03, 2017 07:19 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Hindustan Times
Preetika Rao,Amrita Rao,Beintehaa
Actor Preetika Rao says that reality shows like Bigg Boss are not her comfort zone.

Actor Preetika Rao might not be seen in any TV show or a film at the moment, but the actor has no qualms about taking it slow and steady on the career front. Even if nothing is working at the moment, Preetika is pretty sorted about her choices.

Ask her if there are plans to try luck in Bollywood like elder sister Amrita Rao, the actor says that every time she got an offer, she was already signed for a TV show, so she couldn’t accept any of them. “Also, I think, once you’re established as a TV actor, Bollywood filmmakers start thinking that you don’t want to act in films. It’s like automatically a big no signal to Bollywood; at least that’s how it has been for me,” says Preetika, adding, “I know that offers will definitely not be pouring in as much as it could have been if I’d not debuted in television.”

Preetika Rao says that she would have been getting more offers from Bollywood if she had not debuted on TV.

Preetika started her small screen journey with daily soap Beintehaa in December, 2013 and for the next eleven months, she went on to become a household name. Daily soaps apart, on whether she would be okay being part of a reality show in near future, Preetika doesn’t see that happening anytime soon.

“For some strange reason, I am the kind of a person who feel I should just work and come back home. I don’t like to be out there. I’m not someone who would be comfortable playing my private life and displaying my emotions in public, which is what reality shows are all about. So that’s not my comfort zone,” says Preetika who had refused to be on Bigg Boss in the past.

The actor however feels that a reality shows work wonders for people who want to be known for what they are in real life and not by the characters they play on TV. “When you become a reality show contestant, you are actually known by your (real) name and not by your (reel) characters. Definitely the popularity quotient soars up, but somehow I don’t want that, and won’t be convinced to do it,” adds Preetika.

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First Published: Apr 02, 2017 16:02 IST