Smoking is very normal: Rakul Preet Singh – She explains that the character of Avanthika had to be depicted that way.
Rakul Preet Singh, who will soon be seen opposite Nagarjuna in Manmadhudu 2, turns a bit serious when asked about her ‘bold act’ of smoking in the film. Quickly refuting it, the actress says, “What is bold in that? Smoking a cigarette is a very normal thing.”
Further, she explains that the character of Avanthika had to be depicted that way. “It’s shown only in one or two scenes and the audience will not even register it. Ironically, when a hero smokes on screen, it is not a problem, but when the lead actress does the same, there is a problem,” states the actress.
Rakul preet further adds, “When you walk on the road, people do many things, but we don’t say anything about it. But when actors show it on screen, people find fault. We are not preaching anything wrong and we have also added the mandatory warning when the smoking scene appears.”