Rakul Preet on playing a prostitute

Rakul Preet Singh has come a long way. The actress after cementing position in the South is making her way into Bollywood. The actress rose to fame with De De Pyaar De in Bollywood. She will be now seen Milap Zaveri’s Marjaavaan where she is playing a prostitute.

“When Milap narrated this to me, he told me this role for me is like Rekha from Muqaddar Ka Sikandar and Tabu from Jeet. His selling point was that there are few such roles that have the potential to leave an impact. They are powerful and different. When I heard it, I felt that it will be a different experience for people to see me in this avatar.  The feel and look of that character were so different for me to bring in that versatility,” she reveals.

The actress plays a sex worker in the film, which she finds was the most gripping aspect of her character. “Playing a prostitute was the selling point because when else will I get such unconventional roles? It’s a risk and I understand that, but as an actor, you will always be living in fear if you don’t take the risk or worry about what people will say. So just take the plunge and go. Even though she is a sex worker, she is very headstrong and has a big heart,” she explains, adding that she was happy to show off her versatility as an actor.

“I don’t think much, and I am not here to break any stereotype. I loved the role and so I did it. I am not from this industry, and I want people to see my versatility. It’s only when I choose to do a variety of roles that people will see that. In De De Pyaar De, they saw me as a girl-next-door, but this is so different. Tabu and Rekha’s role was a brief role but we still talk about that,” Rakul explains.