With her head in the clouds and feet on the ground, actor Rakul Preet Singh has carved a niche for herself in the Indian film industry – and it’s just the beginning. We got to know her while she frolicked around at Resorts World Sentosa Singapore. By Rashima Nagpal
What comes to your mind when I say ‘first travel memory’?
Being an army kid, moving from one place to another, constantly packing and unpacking suitcases throughout my childhood is all I can think of.
What kind of a traveller are you?
I’m an extremely well-planned kind of traveller. I consider all kinds of possibilities and prepare myself accordingly.
Your all-time favourite destination?
I’m generally a people-over-place kind of person, so any destination with the right set of people works for me. But London is a city that I make sure I visit at least once a year. Being a healthy eater, I love the variety of clean food there, other than the shopping options, of course.
A destination on your bucket-list?
Ibiza has been on my mind for the last two years. It seems like one of the coolest party places, and I want to explore that. It will probably happen this year.
Three things you never travel without?
I am not a light traveller. Among a hoard of things, my must-haves are a pair of workout clothes and shoes (even if it’s a two-day trip), my make-up kit and a portable speaker.
How was your experience at Resorts World™ Sentosa Singapore?
I think it’s a very fulfilling destination, especially for a family. There’s enough to do for everybody.
What is your idea of a perfect holiday?
Trying different kinds of food, and just chilling without a worry—with some very good company.
Your favourite travel companion?
While travelling for shoots, my mom is my favourite companion, because that’s really when we get to spend some quality time.
Which was the character you most enjoyed playing?
It has to be the one from my latest release, the one that I’m getting most appreciation for at the moment: Aisha from De De Pyaar De.
How do you like to spend your day when you’re not shooting?
It rarely happens, but when it does, I like to play golf, followed by a big brunch with my friends, then a movie and ultimately, just hanging out with them in the evening.
Words that describe you best?
Hyperactive—like [there’s] a timetable in my head—and disciplined.
Somebody you look up to for inspiration?
There are many, but my dad is the most knowledgeable person I know and my biggest source of inspiration.
If you could be transported somewhere in the blink of an eye, where would you want to be?
I would want my Ibiza holiday to happen right away.
Power of Now