Rakul Preet Singh will be seen opposite Telugu superstar Nagarjuna Akkineni in the upcoming film Manmadhudu 2. However, she was trolled for her introductory scene in the film’s teaser where she can be seen smoking. She faced a lot of flak by Twitterati for smoking onscreen even though she is supposedly playing the female version of Casanova. Now, the actress has finally given a befitting reply to her trolls which would definitely shut all of them up.
In an interview with an entertainment website, the actress said, “I don't really get bothered by trolls. I think logo ka kaam hai kehna, kuch toh log kahenge. We are playing characters. Now, whether it is Kabir Singh... if Shahid is smoking in the film it does not make him a smoker. No way he is promoting smoking. He is playing a character Arjun Reddy that is flawed and he does those things. In real life Shahid Kapoor is a vegetarian, we all know that."
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Talking against the allegations of promoting smoking on-screen, she said, “People should disassociate to what we are playing onscreen is different and it is a story of that one person... we are not putting the entire girl clan into girls not showing in the right way. That's not happening. It is that one character Avantika that smokes and it's her story. Once you see the film, people will know why she does. Treat it like the character...For me, it was something different. I really don't pay attention to trolls...there are bigger and better things to do.”
Rakul’s and Nagarjuna’s film Manmadhudu 2 is directed by Rahul Ravindran and is slated to release on August 9.