After Beintehaa, I signed two shows which did not take off and I wasted a year: Preetika Rao

Actress Preetika Rao, best known for playing Aaliya in “Beintehaa”, says people often offer her reality shows but she is not keen on taking them up.

She has appeared in reality shows like “Bigg Boss” and “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa” as a guest but has never participated in any of the non-fiction shows as a contestant.

“I get offers to do reality shows almost every year but I think at the moment, I am not looking at doing reality shows. I am a very private person so, I feel comfortable in doing my job, which is acting, and then coming back home,” Preetika told.

“But those who are comfortable in being a part of reality shows, it is excellent as they get to show their real self and not the characters that they play. People eventually get to know them by their name.

“I am still known as Aaliya from ‘Beintehaa’. In TV shows, you don’t even have your name showing up in the beginning,” added the actress, who has starred in Tamil film “Chikku Bukku” and Telugu movie “Priyudu”.

Is she happy with her career after the launch of her debut show “Beintehaa” in 2014? The actress answered,”After ‘Beintehaa’, I had signed two shows which did not take off. I wasted about one year in just waiting. Finally, I got a call for ‘Love Ka Hai Intezaar’. It took one year to start. That was fine as I had stomach infection. I was ill for six months. So, I wouldn’t have been able to work.”

“I know that there were a lot of unexpected delays but that’s the way TV operates. You need to be patient,” said Preetika.

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