She came, she acted and she conquered! Talented model and actress Rakul Preet Singh made her debut in Kannada film ‘Gilli’ in 2009 and there has been no looking back. Today, she is ruling the roost in Telugu cinema and is now set to conquer Kollywood as well. In fact, the latest rumour is that Rakul has been signed on for Suriya’s film with director Selvaraghvan which will kickstart in January 2018.

The pretty actress has worked with all the top heroes in Tollywood be it Ram Charan, Allu Arjun, Mahesh Babu, NTR Jr or Naga Chaitanya. In fact, Mahesh Babu liked her performance and professional attitude so much in ‘SPYder’ that she has been signed on for his next with director Vamsi Paidipally. In fact, she has worked with several heroes multiple times like Ram Charan and now Maheash Babu.

So what makes Rakul Preet a favourite for many? The actress is said to be hard-working, dedicated and extremely professional. Living in Hyderabad now, the she has also made a concerted effort to learn Telugu. Many directors also feel she is perfect to play a village belle or an ultra-glam girl. This versatility gives her an edge over many others.

Rakul was earlier rumoured to do a film with Vishal but went on to sign ‘Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru’ with Karthi. Since brothers Suriya and Karthi also have a strong fan following in the Telugu-speaking market, it makes sense for the filmmakers to sign on the numero uno heroine there – Rakul! However, Rakul didn’t have much luck with her Tamil films early in her career. With SPYder also doing badly at the box office in Chennai, all eyes are on her film with Karthi now.

Filmmakers strongly believe in the luck factor and Rakul has had plenty of it in the Telugu film industry. If her film with Karthi (and in case she signs on Suriya’s film) clicks, then Rakul could be set for a second innings in Kollywood.

Many may wonder why she hasn’t tried her hand at Bollywood but she is. In 2014, Rakul did ‘Yaariyan’ but it’s probably with ‘Aiyaary’ directed by Neeraj Pandey that the audience there will take notice of her. As of now, Rakul is ruling the roost in the south and she looks set to bag bigger projects soon too!