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Politics not my cup of tea: Rakul Preet Singh

Published May 24, 2019, 12:26 am IST
Updated May 24, 2019, 12:26 am IST
The actress is part of a political thriller along with Suriya as the male lead.
Rakul Preet Singh
 Rakul Preet Singh

Rakul Preet Singh has declared that politics is not her cup of tea though she is acting in a political thriller, portraying hero Suriya’s romantic interest in Nandha Gopalan Kumaran (NGK), directed by Selvaraghavan. She speaks to DC about the upcoming film NGK and how she is not intimidated by the presence of yet another heroine in Sai Pallavi.

How did NGK happen:
 They had the idea during the Threeran Adhikaaran Ondru shoot. The news started making the rounds that I was part of Suriya’s film. But there was no script ready. Later when I did Dev they approached me. They said “there are two heroines if you still want to do it”. I said as long as my part is good I would definitely take it. Moreover, I wanted to work with Selva sir, the fact that he brings out the best performance from an actor.


Is she playing Nira Radia?
 Ask her if her character has anything to do with political lobbyist Nira Radia, who was allegedly involved in the 2G spectrum scam and she says emphatically, “No not at all!”

Is she cut out for the drama of politics:
A lot of my friends say that I put things into perspective and am very clear about things, but I don’t think I can be in politics. I am very straightforward and not cut out for the drama. I want to bring about a change, which I want to do individually.

How deep is herknowledge of politics:
I have an idea what’s happening around. But I feel very sad to some extent there’s so much drama. It’s become like a TV serial with its TRP ratings and so many people are fighting for it.

What does she expect from the new GOVT:
 Stop a divide and rule campaigning. The entire country is together and every state should get what they deserve and grow.