Ranveer Singh is my celebrity crush, says Rakul Preet Singh

Published: Nov 05, 2019, 09:02 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

During an intense conversation on health, wellness, and keeping fit, Rakul Preet Singh makes interesting revelations about her personal life and spills some beans about her first celebrity crush.

Sophie Choudry with Rakul Preet Singh/picture courtesy: PR
Sophie Choudry with Rakul Preet Singh/picture courtesy: PR

The sizzling and sensational diva, Rakul Preet Singh recently graced VOOT's fitness chat show TikTok presents Work It Up hosted by fitness icon Sophie Choudry and gave a sneak-peek into her fitness journey while sweating it out. During an intense conversation on health, wellness, and keeping fit, Rakul makes interesting revelations about her personal life and spills some beans about her first celebrity crush.

Talking about how Rakul led a very disciplined life and was introduced to the world of Bollywood later in her life, Sophie questions "You were introduced to movies a little late but there are some actors who you must have seen on screen and thought of romancing with, in reel life, if not real?" Rakul says, "Like a celebrity crush type?" and goes on to reveal "So, I never had a celebrity crush till I saw 'Band Baaja Baaraat'."

Well, the answer is quite obvious and so is Sophie's reaction, who is also a big fan of Ranveer. "Are you serious?", quips Sophie when Rakul Preet repeats herself and mentions "I never had a celebrity crush and Ranveer Singh is my celebrity crush." Sophie, who still can't believe Rakul goes on to add "I love Ranveer Singh and he is your first celebrity crush."

Rakul Preet Singh further reveals, "I told Ranveer Singh that I never had a celebrity crush, you are the only one and he said 'Mujhe pata hai' and I asked him, how do you know?" Going back in the memory lane, Rakul goes on to narrate the incident when she made the confession to Ranveer only to find out that he was already aware of this. She says, "So this is really funny, he is going to kill me for this. In one of the interviews during the promotions of 'Yaariyan', they asked me this and I said, Ranveer Singh. He apparently saw that video somewhere and he is like who is this new girl who is saying Ranveer, let me check out."

Rakul Preet Singh further adds that she got to know this when the two met in London for India V/S Pakistan match. "That's when he told me this incident and it's been Ranveer Singh for the fact that his energy yaar," expresses Rakul.

Well, now that the cat is out of the bag, all we can wish is to see the dashing and energetic duo do some 'on-screen romance' soon, don't we? . Tune-in to TikTok presents 'Work It Up' on VOOT, this Sunday and watch the full episode to see Rakul reveal some more interesting secrets!

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    Rakul Preet Singh was born in a Punjabi family in New Delhi on October 10, 1990. She studied in Army Public School and graduated from the University of Delhi. Very few know that Rakul is a golf player and played at National level too. (All photos/Rakul Preet Singh's official Instagram account)

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    Rakul Preet Singh was 18 when she began her career in the showbiz with modelling. She had also participated in the Femina Miss India contest and won 5 titles.

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    Soon after, Rakul Preet Singh made her foray in films with the Kannada film Gilli in 2009. However, she made a mark in the Tamil and Telugu film industry later and carved a niche for herself in Tollywood and Kollywood.

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    Rakul Preet Singh soon became a prominent face in the South. After doing films such as Keratam (Telugu), Thadaiyara Thaakka (Tamil), Puthagam (Tamil), Venkatadri Express (Telugu), in 2014, Rakul Preet Singh made her Bollywood debut with Yaariyan.

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    Rakul Preet Singh's aim is to be part of good films irrespective of the language in which they are made. "I want to keep doing good films. I can work for 24 hours. I hope people want to see more of me as much as I want to be in films. At the end of it, all I want to have some great films to my credit, irrespective of which language it is in," said the actress who has worked with biggest of the actors like Mahesh Babu, Jr NTR, Ram Charan and Allu Arjun, down south.

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    After her Bollywood debut Yaariyan (2014), Rakul Preet Singh veered towards the South industry only to resurface in Hindi cinema in 2018 with Aiyaary, that starred Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee in pivotal roles.

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    Some of her notable films down south are (including both Tamil and Telugu) - Current Theega, Pandaga Chesko, Kick 2, Bruce Lee - The Fighter, Nannaku Prematho, Sarrainodu, Dhruva, Rarandoi Veduka Chudham, Jaya Janaki Nayaka and Spyder.

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    After Aiyaary, Rakul Preet Singh is now back in Bollywood with the Ajay Devgn and Tabu-starrer De De Pyaar De. The film is slated to release on May 17, 2019.

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    Reflecting on her career moves, Rakul Preet Singh recently opened up with mid-day and said, "I did not plan a break from Bollywood after Yaariyan. I had South films in hand and they did well, so one project led to another. But after Aiyaary, I asked myself why have I stopped doing Hindi films?"

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    Rakul Preet Singh proudly stated that her hard work and determination has made her a saleable name in the south film industry. "As the shelf life is lesser (of heroines) so you want to push yourself more as you want to do better work. I did not become big in the south just like that, I had to work towards it," said the actress.

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    Rakul Preet Singh is currently trying to strike a balance between both the film industries. "When I did 'Yaariyan' I was very new. I was not aware of the film industry. I was very young. I had a Telugu film that released two months before 'Yaariyan' and it turned out to be a huge hit and I had big film offers there so I decided to do that. It was not a conscious break it is just that I got so busy there then I thought when something great comes up I will do Hindi films. I am now trying to balance," she said.

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    Talking about her third Bollywood film - De De Pyaar De - Rakul Preet Singh plays a 20-something in a relationship with a 50-year-old man essayed by Ajay Devgn. Rakul admits that De De Pyaar De is the perfect fare to make her presence felt in mainstream Hindi cinema.

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    Rakul Preet Singh said 'yes' to the film because of her role as she feels, 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.

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    After De De Pyaar De, Rakul Preet Singh has another Bollywood outing in the Sidharth Malhotra-starrer Marjaavaan. "I hope with De De Pyaar De and Marjaavaan, it is my year in Bollywood," said Rakul.

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    Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Rakul!

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