Rakul Preet Singh will be seen playing the role of late legendary actress Sridevi in an upcoming NTR biopic. The film is a talk of the town since its inception and will see dashing Baahubali star Rana Daggubati and Bollywood actress Vidya Balan in the lead roles. Rakul is the recent addition to the cast of Milap Milan Zaveri’s Marjaavaan. Now, the actress has bagged another big project in Bollywood opposite Sidharth Malhotra. Apart from Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh and Tara Sutaria, now Rakul has been finalized to play a parallel lead opposite Sidharth.
After sharing screen space in an action thriller before, Rakul is very excited to work with Sidharth again. She says, “Sid is a friend and I know he has been wanting to do something different, commercial and massy for a while. This is that film! I have already told him I liked both the script and his look pictures.”
Said to be seen in a different role than what she has portrayed before Rakul says, “You have never seen me in a character like this before. I am very excited.” Rakul adds, “I have known Milap for a while and had met him while shooting for De De Pyaar De. We met for the narration of Marjaavaan recently and I instantly fell in love with this strong willed character.”
Milap says, “Rakul is one of the most talented actresses of her generation. No wonder she is the reigning queen in South! I needed someone beautiful and powerful for the role in ‘Marjaavaan’ and she was a perfect choice. So excited to have her on board!” Seen as a strong headed girl, Rakul will play a character with extreme dialoguebaazi as seen in Milap’s films and yet will also be the one who wears her heart-on-her-sleeves.
Director Nikkhil Advani says, “Was so thrilled that Rakul agreed to come on board. Milap required a solid performer who was willing to push the envelope with the character. She plays an extremely special part and will be seen in a never before seen avatar.”
Produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Emmay Entertainment (Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani & Nikkhil Advani) the film is slated to release on 2nd October 2019.