Rakul Preet hits back after being criticised for her casting couch remark

Rakul has criticised Sri Reddy and Madhavi Latha for condemning her comment on the casting couch.

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Rakul Preet

During a recently-held event, actor Rakul Preet touched upon the the sensitive issue of the casting couch and said that she had never experience/faced it.

“People have been talking about casting couch a lot. But I just feel that they talk more about us because we are under the scanner and the limelight. I personally have done so many films and I have never, ever come across a single person who has tried to act funny with me,” she added.

As it so happens, her comments did not go down well with actors Madhavi Latha and Aravind 2 fame Sri Reddy. They lashed at her on TV and accused her of lying in order to avoid losing out on offers. Now, Rakul has responded to the criticism in the most hard-hitting way possible. She said the comments made by Sri Reddy and Madhavi Latha were ‘disgraceful’ and can damage the reputation of the Telugu film industry.

“It’s disgraceful. When I first saw the video, I didn’t believe it… whether something like this had happened on the channel or wondered if someone had sent a forward just to create controversy. Just imagine, from the actors’ point of view… my parents don’t know Telugu, but if they understood that news, what will they think? They’ll think this is the industry I’m working in,” said Rakul.

Based on her remark, it is clear that Rakul stands by her original remark.

On A related note, she was last seen in the Hindi film Aiyaary and received decent reviews for her act. A Neeraj Pandey directorial, it also had Sidharth Malhotra in the lead and opened to a decent response at the box office.  At present, she has NGK in her kitty. It is a Selvaraghavan directorial and will see her act opposite Tamil superstar Suriya.

    Anonymous

    No wonder no A list actress have commented on this issue apart from Rakul…If they didn’t comment,they are silently supporting casting couch,if they do comment then they are lying…If people have already made up their mind with their prejudiced views,whats the use of talking against it or not against it..If u are not willing to take any opposinbg view of that Sri Reddy…Its very easy, attack those who oppose Sri Reddy..yeah..

    Anonymous

    It’s not about good looks or talent here, it’s about Honesty which Rakul totally lacks..
    These celebs who come on stage and give lectures about women empowerment bla bla bla, cannot be honest and daring enuf to speak the truth.. That’s where Kangana Wins..
    If it’s about talent and work coming ur way, it will come irrespective of ur statement like a Kangana or Radhika apte or somebody else
    You do not speak the truth when you have the fear of losing ur work from ur friendship compound
    Period.

    Anonymous

    It’s not Sri Reddy’s business to talk about others. It’s enough if she speaks about her bad experiences. She is done with that kinda publicity and now started talking about others to gain more. Everyone knows what they are doing and Rakul is not in her teenage.

    Anonymous

    I do agree, Rakul looks average and her acting is, oh so boring. But, she is a good dancer. Besides, she quickly learned Telugu and gives a perfect lip sync which so called beauties like Shriya ,Genelia could not do.

    Anonymous

    She is Frank in her opinion. She is talented, beautiful. Why to abuse her. She told about her not about others. Why are others feeling offended about that?

      Anonymous

      Because she is a liar
      Btw ur comment talented was LOL

      Anonymous

      Intolerance towards a different view..simply..every one should agree with Sri Reddy,no one is allowed to have a different opinion..Or else prepared to get attacked and mocked…Seriously Rakul got as much freedom of expression as Sri Reddy..People should know it too..

    Anonymous

    We heard enuf inside stories from Hyd Apollo iterns dear Rakul
    And we all know who is backing your so called gang and why?? Public wud have believed ur stories 10yrs back,not anymore

    Anonymous

    We heard enuf inside reports from Hyd Apollo dear Rakul
    And we all know who is backing your so called gang and why?? Public wud have believed ur stories 10yrs back,not anymore

    Anonymous

    SriReddy may not be heroine material.. ppl saying Rakul not that great looking doesn’t mean Sri Reddy is good looking than her!

    No.2 – These so called top heroines now Rakul, Sam, Kajal, Hansika from Tamil, Pooja etc.. remember these girls are from modelling field
    They all are well groomed right from beginning of their modelling career to look, smile, walk, talk a certain way.. These ppl were made the way they are looking right now and that ia what is making us audience feel they r star heroine material… As per talent.. none of these above beauties did a remarkable performance in any film in these mang years unlike Anushka or Nayanthara

    Bottom line is : Whoever these girls madhavilata or srireddy.. all they r asking is for a good genuine chance
    Forget about sri redddy.. atleast madhavi is not bad looking and reasonably better performer than above mentioned ladies
    But, sad reality is forget about producers or directors
    The hero’s are not interested in local girls

    However they might look, these hero’s want fair and slim figured model actress who doesn’t go home after shoot

    Bloody reality! And those heroines are not gutsy enuf to speak this

    Telugu hero’s are quite powerful like Radhika apte said… they can make or break anyone’s career.. we have seen many examples in the past

    Anonymous

    Casting couch is a reality,but whats it with attacking rakul by calling her talentless and no beauty…So what abt that girl Sri reddy who called upon casting couch…Does she have any looks to be a heroine..?

    Anonymous

    Oh ya we believe you Rakul!
    No acting talent, no great looks except fair skin and mega and manchu compound backing, whatever friendship with Rana – we can totally understand your disgraceful comment..
    After all, who can afford to lose these Mega connections which areworth crores of offers

    You cannot afford to speak the truth.. Shameful lady!

    Anonymous

    Casting couch is real but if she’s saying she didn’t experience then she didn’t. She gives off the “don’t mess with me” kinda vibe.

    Anonymous

    Rakul is a punjabi girl in south movies. Who is she kidding when saying no one act funny with her. She is so talent less and looks like aunty on top of it. You probably acted phunny with the producers to get the movies.

    Anonymous

    Casting couch is a reality! Rakul, shut up.

    Anonymous

    what a hypocrite.. seriously!

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