WHY RAKUL PREET AD­MIRES AJAY DEVGN

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - Live - - ENTERTAINMENT - Shreya Mukher­jee ■ shreya.mukher­jee@htlive.com

Hav­ing en­joyed films of ac­tors Ajay Devgn and Tabu while grow­ing up, Rakul Preet Singh con­fesses to have had the se­cret de­sire to work with them one day. How­ever, the ac­tor never imag­ined that the op­por­tu­nity would come her way within four years of mak­ing her Bol­ly­wood de­but. Rakul, who is cur­rently shoot­ing for a ro­man­tic com­edy star­ring Ajay and Tabu, says that ever since the film came her way, she has been over the moon.

“He (Ajay Devgn) is so grounded. I didn’t feel like I am work­ing with a star. I ad­mire the way he man­ages his per­sonal and pro­fes­sional life; he’s sorted that way. He makes sure he fin­ishes his work and has time for his kids. He takes breaks, goes on va­ca­tions,” says Rakul, whose last Hindi film was Aiyaary.

On the ex­pe­ri­ence of work­ing with the stars, she says, “Both Ajay sir and Tabu ma’am are among the finest ac­tors we have in the in­dus­try. Work­ing with them is noth­ing short of a learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. We have a long sched­ule to go, so, I am to­tally look­ing for­ward to the same.”

How­ever, Rakul re­mains tight-lipped about her char­ac­ter in the up­com­ing film, which is be­ing pro­duced by Luv Ran­jan. She says, “It’s too early to talk about my role. I can only say that it’s an in­ter­est­ing and meaty role. I’ve never played such a char­ac­ter be­fore. It has many lay­ers to it. I had ac­tu­ally lost about nine ki­los to fit my part. [Keep­ing in mind] the kind of films Luv Ran­jan makes, I was sure this film would be an in­ter­est­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. And since I’ve started shoot­ing for it, I know I was right .”

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

Rakul Preet Singh’s (above) next film fea­tures Ajay Devgn and Tabu (top)

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.