When you believe in your script and work hard nothing else matters
This February promises to be an exciting month for Rakul Preet as the audience can get to see her in not one but two films. Yes, while Dev, her film with Karthi, is hitting screens next month, the teaser of her film with Suriya, NGK, is also being released on the same day.
An upbeat Rakul tells us, “Dev is an adventurous film and I loved shooting for it, especially the song Oru Nooru Murai. It’s a travel song and we were on the road, shooting for 16 hours straight and sleeping hardly for four hours a day. We shot across the Pune expressway, in Khandala, and Lonavla. We were trekking, walking up, camping, and doing all the fun stuff.”
Interestingly, she has shot simultaneously for both these films. Ask her if she found any differences in the working styles of her directors, Selvaraghavan and debutant Rajath Ravishankar, and pat comes her reply, “It doesn’t matter if your director is a seasoned one or a newcomer. Of course, you learn from experienced directors… I’m a huge fan of Selva sir and have always admired his work and the way he treats the characters in his films but I’ve known Rajath for a while now. He is so passionate about his script. I’ve teased him many times, saying the film is his life’s story. When you believe in your script and work hard, nothing else matters.”
With big ticket films in multiple languages in her kitty, how does she choose scripts now? Rakul explains, “I didn’t know how to take a narration when I started acting. I was a complete outsider. I was never the child who’d grown up on cinema. It was only in high school that I started watching a few films. But when I started working, I figured out how the whole thing worked. I understood films while being in it. When you start out, you can’t be choosy because you are looking at holding your ground. It’s now that I understand what I want to do, what my likes and dislikes are and what I am okay and not okay with. My perspective has changed.”