Rakul Preet first seen in Yaariyan is now into south Indian films, says she had nothing in her mind about getting into Bollywood or Tollywood.
The 28-years old actress, Rakul Preet Singh made her debut in Indian film industry in 2009 in a Kannada film Gilli and later was seen in Yaariyan. Thereafter she tried her luck in South Indian films which involved projects from Tamil and Telegu films. Her first Telegu film was Keratam in 2011 and Tamil was Thadaiyara Thaakka in 2012. She was also part of a few commercially successful films like “Venkatadri Express”, “Current Theega”, “Rough”,”Kick 2″, “Dhruva”, “Spyder” and Aiyaari“.
Recently in an interview with IANS she said she always wanted to act, but neither the southern film industry nor Bollywood was the plan for her. When she was asked that working in South Indian films were her plan to get into Bollywood she quoted, “No, the southern industry was not the plan for me, neither was Bollywood. Firstly, films weren’t.”
“I didn’t know much about the south industry and neither did I know about Hindi. I shot ‘Yaariyan’ and then my first film in Telugu. I shot for that film, and that went on to become a success and the rest is history. After that, I signed on a bunch of south Indian films – Telugu films. I just continued working there for seven to eight projects because they were great opportunities,” she further added.
“South films happened, and before I knew I was doing a bunch of great films. I think the Telugu film industry has really accepted me with open arms and gave me an identity. So, I love that about the Telugu film industry. And there was nothing in my mind about getting into Bollywood or getting into Tollywood, it was a very organic process that happened,” she added.
Recently the actress is associated with an online clothing brand KOOVS. She is also the brand ambassador of Beti Bachao Beti Paroa program of Telengana State government.
She said she wanted to do films with much better content and finally concluded, “All I want to do right now is great films, challenging roles. That’s what gives me a high, and just (to) have some great content in my hand to work on.”