Rakul Preet Singh talks about her work, love for horses and link-ups with Sai Dharam Tej.
“My role owns a lot of horses and the protagonist trains and converts a Jockey and even gains!” shares Rakul who had learned horse-riding as a small kid. “In the sixth class, I fell off from a horse and it ran above me. My hand got displaced and for about 5 months, I didn’t go back on the field but then my dad encouraged me to do again. I have been riding horses from then,” says Rakul.
Rakul is shooting for two movies concurrently and hardly gets 4 to 5 hours of sleep but she doesn’t feel strained. “I usually love to work. People do few other things to de-stress, but for me, more work is the finest way to de-stress,” she speaks.
The previous year, three of her movies were blockbusters but she doesn’t take the victory to her head. “I never sit and think why it occurred. I look forward to giving out my best,” says the Sarainodu actress. In the picture Sarrainodu, her character was not so big. “It’s not all about the length, it’s the influence of the role,” she explains.
There have been times when she has done movies for her favorite director or star. Like the Murugadoss-Mahesh Babu movie, she has just contracted. “Murugadoss sir is one of my favorite directors, so when he come up to me, I said yes without even snooping to the subject. In fact, he wanted to sign me on for Tupaki conflicting Vijay but didn’t when he learned I was so young (18 years old at the time) for the character,” speaks Rakul.
Sai Dharam Tej and Rakul have been friends from before. Their mob includes Rashi, Regina, and Sundeep. “It is fun working with Tej in this movie. We are like two boys on the shooting set,” she says. When asked about his rumored link-up with Regina, she speaks, “It’s a gossip. They linked me and Rashi also with him. We laugh about it,” speaks Rakul.
Rakul gets ready for the shot only on the sets when the director clarifies the shot. “I can memorize lines fast. Knowing Telugu nowadays has helped to improve my act,” she says.
Separately from Winner movie, Rakul has signed a movie opposite Bellamkonda Sreenivas directed by Boyapati Srinu, a movie with Naga Chaitanya, a Tamil movie opposite Karthi and the project conflicting Mahesh Babu.