Preetika Rao, who plays Aaliya in Zee TV's Beintehaa, has recently been nicknamed 'Baba Aaliya' by the cast and crew of the serial. The reason for this new identity of Preetika, is her secret and unique passion- palmistry and astrology!
Preetika Rao's unusual hobby, apparently started from her childhood days, when she showed keen interest in palmistry and the mesmerising world of astrology. Though she has taken the path of acting, following the footsteps of elder sister Amrita Rao, she is always ready to pursue astrology in her spare time either on the sets or at home as a hobby. Her passion for astrology is so strong that sometimes she cannot resist asking people to show their palm!
'Preetika is truly gifted. Her instincts have worked in favor of many people and her predictions have come true in many cases.', says a source. Infact, Preetika's forecasts have earned her such credibility, that her co-actors and even the technicians of Beintehaa wait for her to come to the shoot. Afterall, who would not want to see what their future holds for them!
Preetika, after working in a couple of films down south, chose to enter the Telly world, unlike her older sister Amrita Rao, who ventured into Bollywood. Now, with Preetika's television debut Beintehaa doing well, and the show having recently completed 100 episodes, we wonder if she had prophesied this too!
Check out the slide show for some unknown facts about Preetika...
The Journalist Phase
Preetika was initially a columnist, when she wrote extensively for Mumbai Mirror, Bangalore Mirror and Deccan Chronicle. She worked as a film-journalist.
Stint in Tollywood
The Beintehaa star, after being crowned Miss Asia 2011, tried her luck in films down south. She has acted in one Tamil film and one Telugu film.
Bollywood actress Amrita Rao is Preetika own elder sister. Amrita and Preetika share a lovely bond and Amrita does not miss a single episode of Beintehaa.
No Bollywood Calling For Preetika
Though Preetika ventured into films like her older sister, she chose to make her HIindi debut with the small screen.
The two beauties resemble each other a lot, looks-wise. Both the sisters have also maintained low-profile, girl-next-door images.
The Glam Image
While Amrita Rao chose to shed her homely image and incorporate some glam in the recent times, Preetika has chosen to remain the sweet girl.
Preetika has come a long way from her modelling days. She is most remembered as the Cadbury girl in the Cadbury Chocolate ad.