With the Maharashtra HSC examination results announced on Tuesday, many eyes were on the performance of one student – the National Award-winning heroine Prerana ‘Rinku’ M. Rajguru.
And the superhit film “Sairat” actress scored big – even in the Class 12th board exams – securing an impressive 533/650, or 82 percent, in all her seven subjects.
Her mark sheet showed that she scored 54 in English, 86 each in Marathi and History, 98 in Geography, 83 in Political Science and 77 in Economics (all out of 100) and 49 out of 50 in Environment Education.
The overall state passing percentage was 85.88 percent this year.
In her debut film, “Sairat”, Rinku often said: “Can’t you understand Marathi? Want me to say in English?”, but ironically, in real life, she scored the lowest in English.
An external student of the Arts faculty, Rinku turned heads when she appeared, along with 1.5 million other students in the state, for the crucial HSC 2019 exams in February.
She had cleared her SSC (Class 10) exams with 66.4 percent in 2017 and has now improved upon her previous performance in the state boards.
Rinku was already a national celebrity with the super-success of the romantic tragedy “Sairat” (2016) and her dreams of becoming a doctor crashed as she attained her youngest “superstar” status that time.