Rakul Preet Singh enrolled for medical classes for her new film Doctor G

Saturday, 18 September 2021 | IANS

Actress Rakul Preet Singh, whose look from the forthcoming Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Doctor G was unveiled recently, had to enroll for medical classes to get into the skin of her character in the film.

To essay Dr Fatima, Rakul had to learn medical terminology and also nuances of some important surgical procedures for this family entertainer directed by Anubhuti Kashyap.

In order to make everything related to the medical world appear authentic on screen, the makers had arranged for experts to conduct special sessions with the cast — Rakul, Khurrana and actress Shefali Shah and train them as part of their characters’ prep.

“Shooting for Doctor G has turned out to be an interesting experience. Since I play a doctor, the mannerisms and actions needed to be precise. It was mandatory to learn important things related to the medical world to make it look real on screen,” expressed Rakul.

“The journey of becoming Dr Fatima was an amazing process which I will cherish forever,” she added.

Rakul said that she and the makers wanted her character to seem genuine and relatable.

“We did multiple look tests to get her look right. The idea was for her to look as close to real as possible and bring out the endearing quality of her character. By just wearing the doctor’s coat, you suddenly get a sense of responsibility even though I was only playing a character,” Rakul continued.

The actress admitted, “While treating patients for scenes, one truly understands how much responsibility doctors have on their shoulders and how difficult their life is.”

The film Doctor G is a campus comedy drama, co-written by Kashyap, Sumit Saxena, Vishal Wagh and Saurabh Bharat.  

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