Looks like, Bollywood is obsessed with Deepika Padukone. After Fatima Sana Shaikh, Yaariyan actress Rakul Preet Singh revealed that she was asked to lose weight and look like Deepika Padukone from Cocktail for her upcoming film De De Pyaar De, co-starring Ajay Devgn and Tabu. The actress went on to say that it is difficult for an outsider to get meaningful roles in Industry.
Rakul, who’s currently on the promotional spree for the film told IANS, “My look is very different. When I got the film, Luv Sir asked me that to lose weight. The brief given to me was, 'You need to look like Deepika Padukone from Cocktail. Considering I own a gym myself, I couldn't say no. I had 25 days before I started the film and I lost about 8-10 kg at that point of time. It was a lot of work in terms of getting the look right."
Further, talking about her preparation for the role in De De Pyaar De, Rakul said, "I was training for four hours and there was a proper regime. I had to crash diet for a week and then build muscle. It was one month of intense training. It was probably the most hardworking month of my life in terms of fitness.”
Not only this, she went on to reveal that it is difficult for an outsider to get meaty roles in big films, “I said yes to the film because of my role. Let's face the fact, it is very difficult for an outsider to kind of crack the film which has a great role for the girl and when you are an integral part of the story. When I heard the role, I was completely blown by it. I said 'I will do anything to get this role'. I am extremely grateful that I am getting such a good response and people are noticing me in the trailer when it has two stalwart actors. I was overwhelmed with the response.”
You may recall, a few days back, we had reported about Dangal girl Fatima Sana Shaikh opening up about her struggles. The actress revealed that she was told that since she doesn’t look like Deepika Padukone or Katrina Kaif, she should do whatever film she was being offered.
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