Rakul Preet is on a roll these days with having films in, Bollywood and down south too. While Rakul was being considered as just another South actress after her debut with Yaariyan back in 2014, she has proved naysayers wrong with films like Aiyaary and De De Pyaar De to her credit. And now, as she gears up for the release of her next, Marjaavaan, Rakul Preet opens up balancing life in Bollywood and Down South.
“I am going crazy with the juggling act. In fact, people down South feel that I am not doing enough work there. If I am dividing my time between Hyderabad and Mumbai, I can’t take up four (South) films a year like before. I am still doing two Tamil films and one Telugu movie, running back and forth the entire time. It is back-breaking. Bollywood demands a lot of your time, and even when you are not shooting, you need to make your presence felt. In the South, your manager does the talking for you, but here, it’s critical to add a personal touch,” said Rakul Preet while interacting with Bombay Times.
Rakul further said that however, it is not attending various Bollywood parties but doing good work that will get you more work eventually. “In Bollywood, it’s more about the personal touch you have with people, you reach out yourself for the kind of films you want to be a part of. Also, let me tell you, nobody is going to give you work just because you attended a party. It helps to touch base with everyone, but only good work begets more work. Today, content is what matters and because of that, there is an increasing demand for talent. If you are talented, it might take time, but at the end of the day, you will find your place.”
Slated for a 15th November release, Marjaavaan is directed by Milap Zaveri. The film features Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh and Tara Sutaria in pivotal roles apart from Rakul Preet.