Actor Rakul Preet Singh made an on the spot reference to college students of the National Post Graduate College throughout her keep within the state capital. She had shot her final OTT launch extensively right here in Lucknow.
The De De Pyar De actor gave the scholars some useful suggestions.
“Hum log, bina matlab ka bahut stress lete hai — uski zaroorat nahi hai (We take undue stress in life and don’t need to do that). I was also once a college goer like you and now I can say that we take too much stress related to exams and other things. Life has way more challenges ahead! At every stage of life, you feel that your problems are the biggest but it’s not like that. Much later one realises that problems were not as big as you made them out to be. I think you can live a good life without stress!”
Rakul says she has been a ‘good student’ and a ‘silent naughty’ woman. “Yes, I have bunked classes but I’m not promoting it. Whatever classes I used to attend, I did so with full sincerity and used to get good marks, and I was favourite of my teachers,” she says. Pointing in direction of college members, she says, “Aap kitne bhi bade ho jaao, principal and academics se dar lagta hello hai!
She performed a chemistry trainer in her final launch Chhatriwali however in actual life, her favorite topic has been Maths. “Till Class 12, I used to feel that Maths is my favourite so I decided to do BSc Hon but in college I got to know that it was so tough but still I liked it. Also, when I was studying, I was modelling as well and balancing both well.”
The actor burdened the necessity to discuss issues out. “Since 2018, sex-education has been made a part of our curriculum but the problem is that we don’t take it seriously — either we laugh or avoid it. I was also like that as a teenager but it’s very important. So, when you people grow up you don’t face challenges. We talk a lot about physical, heart and now mental health, but when it comes to sexual health, we shy away from it. It’s very important to talk and discuss about it.”
On her Lucknow expertise, she says, “I was here for a month during the shooting and from chikankari to chicken we experienced everything — galawati kebabs, samosas and chaat… My makeup artist gained eight kg during our stay here.”
Rakul loves the power she will get throughout school visits. “Students connect with issues very well if they are explained logically. I will say they are aware but these conversations need to go to second tier cities and rural areas. In fact, we need to have more films on sex-education as it is a matter of women’s health.”
At NPGC, she was welcomed by the principal Prof Devendra Kumar Singh. She additionally shook a leg with the scholars.
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