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I am very driven and greedy about good work: Rakul


She recently recovered from Covid-19, and actor Rakul Preet Singh believes in looking ahead instead of dwelling in the past. But, she says that 2020 was a year of learnings for her. “2020 taught us to be grateful for the smaller things in life. The year was an eye-opener and an equaliser in many ways. It made the world understand that we can’t fight Mother Nature. So, let’s all make 2021 a better one,” says the actor, who wants to “calm down a bit” as she is “otherwise very restless”. Profession­ally in a happy place with her hands full with work, Singh admits that she’s “never satisfied” and is “always looking for more”. The actor, who is now seven years old in Bollywood, as her debut film Yaariyan released on January 10, 2014, sums up her journey so far as a right balance of quantity and quality. “I’m always on the go. For now, I’m shooting for the first half of 2021 and then looking forward to signing more projects. Conversati­ons have already started. I hope my fans would enjoy watching me in different characters across industries. I have this push button on in me. I’m very driven and greedy for good work,” says the actor, currently shooting for Ajay Devgn’s directoria­l Mayday in Hyderabad. Besides, she has in her kitty an untitled project with Arjun Kapoor, Thank God with Sidharth Malhotra, and Attack with John Abraham. Her two Shreya Mukherjee Telugu films — Krish Jagarlamud­i’s untitled and Check, and two Tamil projects — Indian 2 and Sivakarthi­keyan’s next, are also keeping her occupied. “Four of these eight films were supposed to release in 2020 but the pandemic postponed everything. Only the films that were completed came on digital platforms,” says the actor, adding that she has no qualms about not having any release last year. In fact, the actor shares she was happy watching films of her colleagues on OTT platforms. “It’s not that my films didn’t release because I didn’t have films. I never stress about such things,” says the actor. Asked if competitio­n or comparison worry her, Singh says, “Healthy competitio­n makes you do better. What’s the point of excelling with people not doing well around you? I’ve always seen competitio­n as an opportunit­y to grow. We all have our space here.”

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