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Rakul Preet Singh: ‘Want to explore all kinds of genres’

The 32-year-old actress’ latest release Thank You is running in theatres

PTI Mumbai Published 27.10.22, 10:34 AM
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From Runway 34 to Thank God, Rakul Preet Singh featured in five movies in 2022 and the actress says she has already started thinking about her future projects.

The 32-year-old, who also starred in Attack: Part 1, Cuttputlli and Doctor G this year, said she wants to explore all kinds of genres.

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“There are so many roles that you can play. It is one profession where you can't set a benchmark for yourself, the limit is endless. I want to grow to be limitless. I am hungry for work, I am a workaholic. Five films released this year and I am thinking about what I am going to do next. I am always in the 'what's next?' mode,” Rakul told PTI in an interview.

Next year, she will star in Chhatriwali, Indian 2 and also share screen space with Arjun Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar in a romantic-comedy, to be directed by Mudassar Aziz.

Her choices, as an actress, have always been influenced by her gut feeling, she added.

“I want to do a film like Runway 34, a Chattriwali and a Thank God. Our profession is beautiful. We can do different kinds of films. I can be versatile. I want to keep getting those opportunities,” she said.

As someone who duly reads reviews of critics and fans, Rakul said she takes it all into consideration while signing her next film.

The endeavour is to work according to the taste of the audience, she added.

“I read critics (reviews) and what fans have to say. If it is good feedback, you feel appreciated and if it is critical feedback. then you want to improve. It all also depends on what comes to you and you choose from what you get,” she added.

Her latest release Thank God reunites Rakul with Sidharth Malhotra and Ajay Devgn for the third time. While she previously worked with Sidharth in Aiyaary (2018) and Marjaavaan (2019), she co-starred with Ajay in De De Pyaar De and Runway 34.

In Thank You, the Delhi-born actress plays Ruhi Kapoor, a cop, whom she described as a righteous, mature, and empathetic woman.

Rakul said the film, directed by Indra Kumar, is about introspection.

“I am a spiritual person and I believe in karma a lot. I try to be a good person. After working on this film, I will be more conscious about it. We all talk about God and religious practices in a country like India. God wants humanity, which is treating people around you right. This film reaffirms all of those things,” she added.

Thank God is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Ashok Thakeria, Sunir Kheterpal, Deepak Mukut, Anand Pandit and Markand Adhikari. It is co-produced by Yash Shah.

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