Re­al­ity shows aren’t my com­fort zone: Preetika Rao

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Monika Rawal Kukreja monika.rawal@htlive.com

Ac­tor Preetika Rao (right) 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 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, when asked, Preetika doesn’t see her­self be­ing part of a re­al­ity show any time 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. The pop­u­lar­ity quo­tient soars up, but some­how I won’t be con­vinced to do it,” says Preetika who had re­fused to be on Bigg Boss in the past.

I’m not com­fort­able play­ing my pri­vate life and displaying my emo­tions in pub­lic. The pop­u­lar­ity quo­tient soars up, but I’m not con­vinced PREETIKA RAO, AC­TOR

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