Don't like to dwell on success or failure: Rakul Preet
The actress talks about her year so far and the upcoming Spyder
Actress Rakul Preet, who is on a career high with five hits in the last twelve months, is happy about the current phase of her career but says she doesn't like to dwell too much on success or failure. "Honestly, I don't find this phase exciting because a hit does not make me happy anymore than a flop makes me sad. I don't even know how to celebrate a hit. It's great that my work is getting recognised, but I am always thinking about what I'm going to do next," she says.
Last year, Rakul's three Telugu releases Nannaku Prematho, Sarrainodu and Dhruva struck gold at the box office. Although her first release of this year Winner turned out to be a dud, she bounced back strongly with hits Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam and Jaya Janaki Nayaka.
Instead of basking in momentary success, her focus is on the longer run. "I'm happy that the last two years have been great. It's nice to know that people have been talking about my work. But all this dies down eventually. I'm always thinking of what I can do in the longer run. I don't like to dwell too much on success or failure," she says.
Has this back-to-back success brought more pressure upon her? "It's always there. People might say a lot of things about the kind of films I do. But I can only choose from what I get. I'm lucky that the films that I chose in the recent past did very well. I'll continue picking the best from what I get. It also needs to be understood that the fate of a film is not in our hands," she adds.
Asked if this successful phase has any impact on how she will approach an offer, she says, "It's always based on permutation and combination. Sometimes you sign a project because you want to work with a certain director."
Rakul says that, in the case of Spyder, her next release, she signed the film even before she heard the narration because of the combination. "I have always wanted to work with Murugadoss sir and also with Mahesh Babu," she explains, adding that she is quite excited about the film, which is due for release this Dussehra.
Rakul also has two Tamil projects Dheeran Adhigaaram Ondru and a yet-untitled film with Suriya in her kitty