‘Sairat Actor Rinku Rajguru, who has become a household name in Maharashtra after the phenomenal success of her movie, did not make it to school on the first day of the new academic year. Her classmates, who had planned a grand welcome, were left disappointed as Rinku failed to turn up, and also did not inform the school when she would resume classes.
Rinku, now better known as Archie, had scored 81 per cent in her Class IX exam. A day after she got a special mention when the National Film Awards were announced, Rinku had “calmly” appeared for her exam in her school Jijamata Kanya Prashala, in Akluj town of Solapur district.
“We were all excited about meeting her today. But now we are disappointed,” said Vaishali Kumbhar, who was Rinku’s classmate in Class IX. Vaishali will again be her classmate in Class X, as Rinku has been put in B division with her.
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“We had planned a grand welcome for her. I won’t reveal it now, but we have a surprise in store for her,” said Vaishali. She said Rinku has not spoken to any of her classmates after the success of her movie. “We,too, have not been able to contact her,” said Vaishali. Rinku’s classmates described her as an outgoing and friendly person.
School principal Manjushree Jain said they had been expecting Rinku to join classes on Wednesday. “There was no word from her family on her not coming to school today. A few days ago, her father had told us Rinku would continue her education from our school,” said Jain.
The school is expecting a huge crowd at its gates when Rinku does come. “We may need police help. We will make arrangements after her parents inform us about the date of her joining. We will contact them either today or on Thursday about this,” said Jain.
Rinku’s family, which had earlier told The Indian Express that the young actor will continue her education, on Wednesday reiterated it. “She will join her classes in four-five days,” said Mahadev Rajguru, her father, who is also a teacher. Till March, Rinku, who grew up in Akluj, would cycle to her school from her residence, about 10 minutes away. It was only during her exams in April that she was seen riding a scooty.
After the release of ‘Sairat’, Rinku has been busy promoting her movie in the country and abroad. She was last seen on Kapil Sharma’s comedy show, where she told the anchor she had bought her Class X books and was already studying. During other media appearances, too, Rinku has sated that she wishes to become a doctor.
‘Sairat’ has notched up Rs 85 crore so far and is said to be the highest earner in the history of Marathi cinema.