Actor Rakul Preet Singh has a well established career in south film industry. However the actress entered the Hindi film industry only in 2014 with Divya Khosla Kumar’s directorial debut, Yaariyan. But it wasn’t until the 2019 film, De De Pyaar De, featuring her with Ajay Devgn and Tabu that Rakul got the recognition she deserved in the industry. The film saw her essaying the role of a modern woman, who falls in love with a man double her age. The film was a commercial success and brought in a lot of good work offers for her.
Rakul was later seen opposite her Aiyyary co-star Sidharth Malhotra in Milap Marjaavaan. In 2020 her long-stuck film, Shimla Mirchi, also featuring Rajkummar Rao and Hema Malini, finally released but couldn’t perform in boxoffice and went unnoticed.
Rakul began 2021 with a music video, Dil Hai Deewana opposite Arjun Kapoor, which they followed with their first film together, the Kaashive Nair directorial, Sardar ka Grandson on Netflix. Recently, she was seen in her second music video, Naa Dooja Koi, with Thappad fame Pavail Gulati.
Rakul currently has a busy few years ahead of her as she has some amazing films in her pipeline. She will be pairing up with John Abraham in Attack, which will also feature Jacqueline Fernandez. She also has Doctor G with Ayushmann Khurrana. For now, her Mayday is slated for April release next year. The film which will see Rakul in the role of a pilot also stars Ajay Devgan and Amitabh Bachchan. She will follow it up with another reunion with Ajay and her Aiyyary and Marjaavaan co-star Sidharth in Indra Kumar’s Thank God.
A few months ago, Rakul announced that she is a part of a Ronnie Screwvala’s film that will see her playing the role of a condom tester. This film will mark Rakul’s first film that she will be headlining on her own.
If rumours are to be believed Rakul will also be teaming up with Akshay Kumar for the first time in Bell Bottom director, Ranjit Tiwari’s next. The film is reportedly a remake of the Tamil movie Ratsasan, and is titled Mission Cinderella. There has been no official announcement yet, but if true, it will mark a new milestone in Rakul’s career.
Speaking about this amazing phase of her career, Rakul says, “I am extremely grateful for having all the films that I have right now. I am just hoping lockdown doesn’t slow down the speed of these films. I would have already finished half of them if not for the lockdown. Nevertheless, I am very happy and grateful that I am getting this kind of love and acceptance from the audience. I believe this is just the beginning and I really hope I continue to get different roles and the opportunity to prove myself as an actor.”