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Two heroines growing big in Bollywood

Tue 23rd Feb 2021 08:08 PM

Taapsee Pannu and Rakul Preet are taking Hindi cinema by storm

Taapsee Pannu and Rakul Preet
Taapsee Pannu and Rakul Preet

Taapsee shifted her priorities to Hindi cinema six years ago when her career was going reasonably smooth in Tamil and Telugu films, a gamble that has paid off quite well for the actress now. She’s signing films one after the other across languages and has four releases in Hindi this year including Haseen Dilruba, Rashmi Rocket, Loop Lapeta, Dobaara. Some of her solo-lead films like Badla have even crossed the 100-crore mark. She’s promised to take up at least one South Indian film every year and has lived up to the statement.

With the success of De De Pyaar De in 2019, Rakul Preet Singh is going through a similar phase. Rakul is being flooded with Hindi offers and she’s been working hard to strike a balance between her film commitments across Hindi, Tamil and Telugu industries. She’s doing two films with Ajay Devgn (Mayday, Thank God), a film each with Arjun Kapoor, John Abraham and Ayushmann Khurrana. In Telugu, she’s awaiting the release of Check next week and has the Kondapolam-novel adaptation with Krish, which she’s completed in 2020 itself. In Tamil, she had recently wrapped up a project with Siva Karthikeyan titled Ayalaan.

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In the past, though Kajal Aggarwal and Tamannah had tried to do the same, their Hindi films didn’t quite manage to tick at the box office and they more or less stuck to South Indian cinema. Now, Rashmika too is trying her luck in Bollywood and has already signed two films and is part of the biggest projects in Telugu and Tamil. It takes good timing and smart choices to balance careers in multiple industries – Taapsee and Rakul are certainly good examples for many in that category.