As Arjun Kapoor’s love interest in the recently released web film, Sardar Ka Grandson, Rakul Preet Singh says she was reminded of the time she spent with her grandparents, listening to stories of how the world had changed, post-partition. “Filmming this was heart-warming because it has a beautiful emotional undertone. I connected with the story because, like the characters in the film, my grandparents also belonged to that part of the world [pre-partition Lahore]. I have grown up listening to stories from my grandparents. The film stresses on valuing your family.”



Singh could also draw parallels between the personality traits of her character, and herself. “Radha likes to get her work done correctly. I could relate to that because I am also a walking-talking time table, and particular about things,” she says of the film that narrates the story of a man who returns from the US to fulfil his ageing grandmother’s (Neena Gupta) last wish.



In the pipeline for Singh is Doctor G, starring Ayushmann Khurrana. “We were to start shooting in April but that didn’t happen. Once I wrap this up, I will begin my new film [in the role of a condom tester]. I am grateful for the opportunity to play such contrasting characters.”