February 11 : Rakul Preet Singh, who made her debut in Bollywood with Yaariyan in 2014, has a busy schedule in 2021. The actress, who has also worked in the Tamil and Tegulu film industry, has an interesting mix of films up her sleeves. Since post-lockdown, the actress is shooting back to back as many films have been piled together due to the coronavirus pandemic last year, which saw the entire film industry at a standstill for almost seven to eight months.
Rakul was last seen in Shimla Mirchi with Rajkumar Rao, which was released in 2020 on the digital platform Netflix. Before that, the actress was seen in Marjavaan with Sidharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria, and Riteish Deshmukh.
Post-lockdown, Rakul had started off with MayDay shooting. While the film, directed and produced by Ajay Devgn, went on the floors on December 11, 2020, Rakul joined the team a little later in Hyderabad. Soon she had to take a break from the film as she was found COVID-19 positive. MayDay, which is currently being filmed in Mumbai, is slated to be released on April 29, 2022. Besides Rakul, the film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Angira Dhar, Boman Irani among others. Rakul plays a co-pilot to Ajay in the film.
Rakul stars in the upcoming Tamil film Ayalaan. Directed by R Ravikumar and produced by R D Raja and Kotapadi J Rajesh, the science fiction film stars Sivakarthikeyan, Rakul Preet, Sharad Kelkar, and Isha Koppikar in the lead roles. The music of the film has been composed by A. R. Rahman. The much-delayed film has been recently wrapped up. Rakul plays an astronomer in the film, which is expected to hit the screens towards the end of this year.
Rakul will also be seen in the action thriller film Attack. Helmed by Lakshya Raj Anand and produced by Dheeraj Wadhawan, Ajay Kapoor, and John Abraham, the film stars John, Rakul, and Jacqueline Fernandez in lead roles. Attach is currently being filmed in Mumbai. The film is based on hostage crisis, inspired by true events. While the film was rolled in January 2020, shooting was put on hold in March 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Rakul Preet Singh has already started shooting for the comedy film Thank God along with Sidharth Malhotra and Ajay Devgn. Helmed by Indra Kumar, Thank God is bankrolled by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Ashok Thakeria, Sunir Kheterpal, Deepak Mukut, Anand Pandit, and Markand Adhikari. The comedy is a remake of the Danish film Sorte Kuglar (What Goes Around) that was released 11 years ago.
Rakul joined Ayushmann Khurrana in Junglee Pictures’ film titled Doctor G. Directed by Anubhuti Kashyap, Rakul will be seen playing Dr Fatima, a medical student. The campus comedy drama features Ayushmann as Dr Uday Gupta, college senior of Rakul’s character. The actress has been paired with Ayushmann for the first time.
Untitled film with Arjun Kapoor
Rakul also stars in an untitled film with Arjun Kapoor. The film, a cross-border love story, had started filming in early 2020, but was halted during the coronavirus pandemic. The film marks the directorial debut of Kaashvie Nair, and is produced by Bhushan Kumar, John Abraham, Nikkhil Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, Krishan Kumar and Monisha Advani.