Rakul Preet Singh has found a strong foothold in Telugu film industry having worked with top stars like Jr NTR, Mahesh Babu, Allu Arjun, Ram Charan and Ravi Teja among others. Having made her debut in with 2009 Kannada film Gilli, Rakul went on to act in many hit films and gradually rose to stardom, and today is one of the bankable stars in Tollywood. And with a slew of Tamil films up her sleeve, Rakul is now becoming one of the front runners for many Tamil and Telugu films. Speaking to a leading daily, Rakul revealed what made her accept ‘Spyder’ and how she goes about planning her career.
“I had signed Spyder even before I was given a narration. SS Rajamouli, Mani Ratnam and AR Murugadoss are some of the directors I’ve always wanted to work with, and when this film came my way, I just took it. The combination of Mahesh Babu and Murugadoss was too tempting to let go off, and the icing on the cake was that it was a bilingual and I’d get a chance to work in the Tamil film industry after a while,” Rakul told TOI in an interview.
Speaking about her upcoming Tamil films, Rakul says, “I’m yet to start work on my film with Suriya, but I loved shooting with Karthi in Theeran Adhigaram Ondru. This is a kind of role that I haven’t done before; I play a typical Tamil ponnu. And Karthi was of such a huge help — he helped me in getting the timing right. He also helped me a lot with the dialogue. If I forgot a word or couldn’t remember the lines, he would sweetly tell me how it would start and I would take it forward from there.”