Rakul Preet Singh, who made her Bollywood debut with Divya Khosla Kumar’s YAARIYAN, has been finalized for Ramesh Sippy’s next, SHIMLA MIRCHI opposite Rajkummar Rao. Hema Malini also plays a major role in the film and is working with Ramesh Sippy after SHOLAY which released 39 years ago.
Rakul will play Hema Malini's daughter in the film and it will go on floors somewhere in August 2014 in Shimla.
“Yes I have been signed for Ramesh Sippy’s project. It’s a dream come true to work with people like Ramesh Sippy and Hema ji. SHOLAY has been biggest cult. I am really excited to be a part of this quirky love story, where I play the daughter of Hema ji and paired opposite Rajkummar Rao. I will start shooting for the film by August end or September beginning,” confirms Rakul.
However, she refused to disclose anything further about the film. “I can’t disclose anything right now but I am happy to be a part of this film so early in my career and am really looking forward to it!” says the pretty actress.
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As she is about to work with the creators of SHOLAY, when asked what memories she holds about the film and yesteryear diva Hema Malini, she revealed, “I recently watched SHOLAY from the time I became a part of the industry. I never saw it earlier. Hema ji looks iconic. She is really admired on-screen. I think I will get to learn a lot from her once we commence the shoot.”
Ask if she is nervous and/or anxious to share screen with her and Rakul says, “No I am not scared. But yes a li’l nervous and anxious about it.”
While in YAARIYAN she played a very innocent & introvert college going teen, SHIMLA MIRCHI will see Rakul in a much different avatar. However, to know more about her character in the film stay tuned here!
Meanwhile Rakul is busy shooting for her south projects in Hyderabad.