Rakul Preet Singh recalls being called a stick in South Industry; was asked to lose weight when she came to Mumbai

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Published by Aman Shukla on 07 May 2022

Actress Rakul Preet Singh has had an illustrious career down South and having made a mark in Bollywood, she likewise has a large number of Hindi movies in her kitty. Last seen in ‘Runway 34’ with Ajay Devgn, Rakul is earning praises from all quarters for her acting in the thriller.

The actress as of late showed up on Shilpa Shetty’s chat show ‘Shape of You’ where she talked about how she had to work hard on her body weight to enter Bollywood. Recalling being called ‘too skinny’ in South and being asked to lose more weight in Bollywood, the actress told Shilpa, “When I debuted, Samantha (Ruth Prabhu) and Kajal (Aggarwal) were already stars, and they were fit. I think people became conscious about how they look on the screen because the content was being consumed everywhere. But when I debuted, I was told I am too thin. People would call me ‘stick’ and I would say ‘no’. But after two-three years I gave in also.”

“When I came to Mumbai and I started auditioning at the age of 20, I was told that I will have to lose weight because that was the standard of Bombay. But I didn’t have access or understanding since I was a kid. I lost 10 kg in 50 days, and I didn’t think I was 10 kg overweight, but I was,” Rakul added.

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