South Film Industry has gained more popularity than Indian films in todays' times. The demand for these regional language films in India is quite high and a large audience has a craze towards it. With a background of successful south films in the career, helps an actor to make a quick mark in the Hindi cinema as well.
Acting talent is inherited by some people while the others go through a lot of struggle to make a place in this field. The one who is successful is the one who works very hard towards achievement of his goals. Preeti Bhutani is one such actress who has managed a place and name for herself in this film industry after a tremendous struggle period. No one in her family hails from a filmy background. Then how did Preeti become an actress. The actress replies "My family cannot associate with films even in the dreams as we are the Rudivadi Sardar and are too strict about our culture values. I basically am from Faridabad and have done my education from Delhi. My father is in the air force and my mother is a teacher. With such a background even thinking about going into films has been like a big thing."
"Frankly speaking even I had never thought of getting into films initially. I planned to get into a job and hence I chose commerce as my main stream of studies. But destiny had something else in store for me. I managed to get into films without even taking any formal training for it. I used to participate in dramas' and stage shows in school and college. My potential in these extra curricular activities started getting recognition and appreciation. Soon a group was formed within the college that did a number of successful shows together. I was a part of that group. Since then I started getting many modeling offers and I started modeling along with studies. Gradually I became so involved in acting that I started concentrating on it to be my career." This is how Preeti's inclination towards acting gradually developed and she decided to come down to Mumbai and work. Considering her inclination and potential in this field, her family also extended support to her.
She further says, "On coming to Mumbai, I got an opportunity to work in two short films with Tanuja Chandra. Working with her is no less than working in a learning institution. I got to learn a lot over there. During that time, I also did some ad films. One of them was an ad film for Nitish Builder. Later I also learn Kathak from Sitara Devi's daughter Jayanti Mala."
Preeti Butani got true recognition on the big screen only after she was cast against Sharad Kapoor in the film Jani Dushman. There was a big cast in the film, but her bold appearance and her outstanding performance made her gain tremendous recognition and applaud. Today's scenario is such that Preeti is getting many film offers and she is absolutely occupied in her acting career. Preeti has also got an opportunity to work with Rajpal Yadav in a film name Ladies Tailor. In this she played a character named Flora. Her graceful appearance and acting talent attracted the audience towards her to the extent that since then there has been no looking back for Preeti. Though the film did not do well at the box office; but Preeti managed to use it as a ladder towards her growth and success.
She confirmed, "After doing a number of films in Bollywood, I started getting offers from the South as well. She has done two Tamil films named Idu Kadal Varun Paruvam that is directed by Kasturi Raja and the other film is with the South Super Star Arjun and the film was Mard Walav. Apart from this, I am also doing two films in Kannad.
"I am getting many film offers from the South today and I am accepting most of them, but that doesn't mean that I will not do Hindi films. I have recently done a Hindi film made for kids named 'King No.1'. I am also doing K Sara Production film Ek- the power of one. I am doing another film with Neeraj Pathak and Girish Mishra. But yes in today"s date I am doing more films in South than in Bollywood. "
On being asked about her plans towards Punjabi cinema, "I have never thought about it as I have not got any offer for doing a punjabi film. Given an opportunity I don't mind doing a film in my mother tongue. I am not biased to work in any language. Today apart from Hindi, I have done films in Tamil, Telegu, Kannad, Malayalam, etc. "
Preeti reveals that, "Language is not at all a barrier in the acting field. You're acting ability and talent is given more preference than the language. This is the only reason that I have been able to perform in so many languages. Though I am from the North, my knowledge in difference languages and my grasping for different languages is good making it easy for me to perform. "
We have heard about the negativities one faces to grow in the film industry. Have you gone through any such troubles, "I have been fortunate enough to get associated with good people in the industry. I strongly believe that if you are good, then good happens to you always. I have thoroughly enjoyed my career in the industry so far and I am sure that I shall enjoy the entire tenure in it. "