Rakul Preet Singh starrer Winner will be releasing on 24th February. In this interview she talks about her role, how she got along Sai Dharam, her future plans to be a producer and the recent molestation case of Bhavana that rocked the film industry.
Tell us about your character in the film?
I play a character called Sitara. She is an independent athletic girl who has no time for love. It is not an out and out athletic film, but someone who is focused. Since I am already into gyming I did not have much prep work to do. If I was not into fitness then this film would require a lot of prep work.
Is it the same for Sai Dharam as well?
Winner is a commercial film with strong emotional wave in it. Sai Dharam also has got a plum role here. He plays a horse jockey. We have not seen such roles in Tollywood. Sai Dharam had to actually train for this role.
How was it acting with Sai Dharam?
He is a lovely guy and a good friend. We all hit off well at the sets. We would talk so much. Teju, Regina, Rashi and Sundeep, we were all a good team and had a lovely time shooting. Teju is a good person. Can you believe he calls his mom and talks to her for an hour? I too don't do that.
You have lost many films how do you feel about that?
I missed being a part of Brahmotsavam. The makers of Autonagar Surya dropped me. Also I missed a big Kollywood film. There are more, for now lets leave it. There must be a reason that I might have missed these films. God has been grateful to me.
There is a film with Karthi. It will commence in March. A film with Suriya is yet to be signed. Some Tamil projects are in the pipeline.
Murugadoss-Mahesh Babu movie is getting bigger...
Its a thriller and I must say an intelligent film. Mine is a funny, studious character. I even get to wear a spectacle. Mahesh Babu is a cop in the film. He is very punctual. He gets so involved in his films. Since this is a bilingual we had to shoot in two languages. 50 percent of my scenes are over in the film.
Will you produce films?
I am already a business woman. But many have suggested that I stay away from producing films. I don't know if I would produce a film.