Actor Rakul Preet will be working with Suriya Sivakumar for the first time in Selvaraghavan’s NGK which is currently being shot in Chennai. The film is said to be a trademark Selvaraghavan intense flick with Suriya playing a rebellious character in it. Rakul Preet shot for her portions recently in Chennai for few days before heading to Mumbai to shoot for her Bollywood film with Ajay Devgn in the lead. Rakul says Suriya has always been her favourite actor in Tamil cinema even before she started acting in Tamil cinema. “I’ve always been vocal about how Suriya is one of my favourite actors in the Tamil industry. He is so effortless and his eyes are super powerful. He is very strong as an actor, yet grounded. Karthi and he are genuine and gentle people,” Rakul was quoted as saying by Times of India.
Speaking further about her role in NGK, Rakul says, “It’s too early to divulge details, but I can say that it’s a powerful, well-written role. I can’t even say that this is a role that I haven’t done before, because I hadn’t even imagined in my head that there can be a character like this. It’s something that I haven’t even visualised before.”
Not many know that even before joining NGK, Rakul had an affiliation with Selvaraghavan; she worked in the Kannada remake of 7G Rainbow Colony. “I’ve seen his films, and the remake was my first film in Kannada; I had done it for pocket money. I don’t think Selva knows about it, else, he must be thinking what have I done to his film,” says Rakul.
“I’ve heard people tell me that Selva is a thorough professional and that I can find a new dimension to my acting with him. So, I didn’t know what to expect, and I went there with a clean state. That he is an institute in himself is an understatement. He is a tough taskmaster and I got to do something that I haven’t done before,” she further adds.