Aiyaary, released yesterday is Actor Rakul Preet Singh’s second Bollywood film. Her first movie was Yaariyan in 2014. When asked about the reason for her absence from Bollywood for the past 4 years, she replied that she did not want to lose her “core market down south” for a “non-worthy” project in Hindi cinema.
Rakul, the girl from Delhi, was busy doing south-Indian movies in Telugu and Tamil films such as Kick 2, Nannaku Prematho, Sarrainodu, Dhruva, Jaya Janaki Nayaka and Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru, shares, “By the time Yaariyan released, I had done three films down south. I’ve always believed that it’s better to be someone somewhere than to be a no one elsewhere . ”
Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary, starring Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee, seemed like a good project to return with. “I was sure that it’s a great project; an institution in itself!” says Rakul. She adds that, “I’d be lying if I say that only the script matters. It’s a matter of permutation and combination. It’s important that one’s market should expand,” she adds.