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    Is Bollywood dead? Rakul Preet Singh responds on India Today Conclave Mumbai

    At the India Today Conclave Mumbai 2022, Rakul Preet Singh was asked if Bollywood is dead. The actress had an interesting answer to that.Rakul Preet made her debut in the entertainment industry with South film Gilli. 

    Ever since, there were no looking back for the actress as she delivered some hits in Bollywood. On Day 1 of India Today Conclave Mumbai 2022, during the segment titled From South to Bollywood: Crossover of challenges, Rakul Preet Singh was invited as a speaker. 

    During the session, she was asked if Bollywood is dead since actors here are flocking to regional cinema for work. Rakul gave an interesting to that.


    Rakul Preet Singh, at India Today Conclave 2022, spoke about North versus South debate. She said, “Cinema is a language of emotion and not boundaries. The conversation has started now but veteran stars like Sridevi and Tabu have all worked in the South. 

    There have been so many films that have been remade then and now. Today, the reach the high so we are having a discussion. But the pandemic has made us have discussions about contents from the West, Korean or regional. The best of all worlds have come together.”

    So, is Bollywood over? Rakul answered, “It’s just a phase. People love to write about things that are not working. But it takes a lot of effort behind a product. Today, South films are working but we are only talking about ones that released here. 

    Others don’t release here and don’t work. Post the pandemic, the taste of the audience have changed. It’s not about South or Bollywood films working but the kind of cinema people want to watch. They need larger than life cinema.”


    Rakul Preet Singh made her acting debut with the Kannada film Gilli in 2009. The actress has worked in several Telugu, Hindi and Tamil films including Venkatadri Express (2013), Yaariyan (2014), Loukyam (2014), Pandaga Chesko (2015), Sarrainodu (2016), Dhruva (2016), Nannaku Prematho (2016), Rarandoi Veduka Chudham (2017), Spyder (2017), Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru (2017), De De Pyaar De (2019), and Doctor G (2022). She was most recently seen in Thank God which hit the theaters on October 25.

    About India Today Conclave

    The India Today Conclave is India’s first and only intelligence exchange that engages every stakeholder to build an agenda for positive change. It dissects every relevant fact, amplifies every sensible voice. 

    It’s a leadership conference where the sharpest global minds come together to analyse, debate, inspire, entertain, and, of course, prescribe solutions. For nearly two decades, the India Today Conclave has been a global diagnostic, measuring the pulse of the world, making sense of random developments and predicting the next big thing.


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