Rakul Preet Singh will soon be seen in a Telugu film, Manmadhudu 2 opposite Nagarjuna Akkineni. The makers of the film recently released a new teaser to introduce a Rakul Preet Singh character Avantika and it went viral in no time. The teaser sees Rakul Preet Singh as Avantika in a free-spirited role. While a section of the audience loved Rakul Preet role in the teaser, others took offence to a few bold scenes, one of them shows Rakul Preet smoking a cigarette. Rakul Preet Singh Trolled For Smoking Cigarette In Manmadhudu 2, However, not only Rakul but also director Rahul Ravindran and his singer wife Chinmayi Sripaada were trolled for being double standards.
Trolls accused Rakul Preet Singh of “promoting smoking”, describing the smoking scene as “deeply disturbing”, about which she told Pinkvilla that her character is not a “generalized” representation of women: “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.”
Rakul Preet Singh Trolled For Smoking Cigarette
Elaborating on her point, Rakul Preet Singh said she has “bigger and better things” to deal with and that trolls are rather inconsequential: “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.”