Actor Rakul Preet Singh is working around a block-a-block schedule on one hand and announcing back-to-back releases on the other. After Attack and Runway 34, she was recently seen in a music video titled Mashuka, which released in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. Considered to be the first pan-India single, the pop track has a chic vibe, and features Singh in an ultra-glamorous avatar.
For the 31-year-old, it proved to be a bridge that helped her reconnect with her South fans. In an exclusive conversation with News18, she says, “When we were making the song, we thought why not make it in Telugu and Tamil too? So, Mashuka is a small tribute to my Telugu and Tamil speaking fans who have showered me so much love over the years and still do.”
Singh, who started her acting career with a Kannada film Gilli (2009), frequently worked in the Telugu and Tamil film industries until she became engaged with them. Bollywood The projects started offering up after the release of De De Pyaar De (2019). She continues to appear in films down south, albeit not as often as before.
Eager to do more South films, she says, “I miss him as much as he misses me. But there is very little I can do at the moment. Luckily, I have films that I am working on and I will definitely work in a Telugu or Tamil film if something really great, something I haven’t done before, comes to me. I am enjoying a new field right now, but Telugu cinema will always be my first love.”
Mashuka marks her second collaboration with her boyfriend, actor-producer Jackky Bhagnani, as the music video has been made under their music banner, Just Music. Ask her if working together has added a new layer to their relationship and she says, “I don’t think there is any new dynamic in the relationship just because we worked together. At work, we are extremely professional and we understand the space.”
Singh, who is currently shooting for her next opposite actor Akshay Kumar In an untitled project produced by Bhagnani, further adds, “When I was on the sets of Mashuka, I was just ‘Actor Rakul’ and that was ‘Producer Jackie’. We do not mix our professional and personal lives. He is passionate about music and working with Jackie has always been great.”