Actor Rakul Preet Singh is in love with the City of Destiny. Having shot many of her films here, she feels a special bond with the city. “I love the young vibes of the city. After Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam is the next city to have a cosmopolitan culture in the Andhra-Telangana region,” the actor said. She was here on Friday to launch the second branch of the Australian fitness chain F45 for which she took up a franchise last year.
After opening the first branch in Gachibowli in Hyderabad, Rakul has turned her focus on tapping into the Visakhapatnam market which she feels has great potential considering the young crowd.The gym is located above Varun Nexa showroom at Daspalla Hills. Actors Rana Daggubati and Akhil Akkineni joined her at the launch of the gym.
Earlier, in an interaction with The Hindu , Rakul spoke about her fascination for beaches and her special connection with the city. “Visakhapatnam has always been one of my favourite cities. My first fan group was from here,” said the actor, who will be next seen in A.R. Murugadoss’ big budget flick Mahesh23opposite Mahesh Babu. Last year, she acted in films like Nannaku Prematho ,Sarrainodu and Dhruva .
Speaking about her shoots in the city, she said, “I am a totally beach person. So I always look out for a chance to wet my feet in the waters here. The last time I was here for a shoot, I actually went to the beach near the shoot location and did that!” Rakul, who hails an army background, said having seen the army colonies closely, the city brings back the memories of her childhood years with her family.