Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao says that acting is not an ego game for him. From quite some time, Rajkummar is experimenting with his look sometimes he could be seen losing weight, sometimes he gains and recently for the web series he has even chopped off his half hair. About this Rajkummar says that “physical transformation is just one aspect and there is nothing special about it”.
Recently, Rajkummar Rao says that acting is not an ego game for him. It is always about the character he is playing and the kind of the film he is doing. Undoubtedly, it’s been a great year for the actor. The actor really wowed in the films like ‘Trapped’, ‘Behen Hogi Teri’ and ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’.
His recently released movie ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’, which was directed by Ashwini Iyer Tiwari and written by Nitesh Tiwari has impressed Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan so much that he has sent a handwritten note along with a flower bouquet at his place. On that Rajkummar said, “When the legend sends you this handwritten note… Thank you my dearest
@SrBachchan sir. You’ve made my day. Much regards & Charan sparsh
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) August 28, 2017
Actor Rajkummar says when he is into a profession of acting so he has to be completely honest with his profession. He does not bother what are people thinking about him he is always responsible towards his character. He will soon be seen playing the character of a ‘Newton Kumar’ in the upcoming movie titled “Newton”, where he will be playing an election officer. He is been sent to a jungle of Chattisgarh on an election duty. In the jungle, he faced with an apathy of security forces and the guerrilla was attacked by the communist rebels and he tries his best to conduct a free and fair voting rights, but despite the odds stacked against him.
Along with this, he will be seen playing the role of a freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose in an upcoming web series. The web series will be based on the life of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, which is being directed by Hansal Mehta. The series will be showing the struggle of Subhash Chandra Bose to the current generation. Subhash Chandra Bose is credited with revamping the Indian National Army, whose aim was to secure India’s independence from British rule. Subhash Chandra Bose was fair and bespectacled, his wide forehead and a receding hairline being distinguishable features. That’s what Rao set out to achieve.
After this Rajkummar will be seen collaborating with the director Hansal Mehta for his upcoming project titled ‘Omerta’, which will be based on the real life story of the British born terrorist, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh. In 2012, Ahmed kidnapped and murdered a reporter Daniel Pearl.
Director Hansal Mehta has first worked with the actor Rajkummar Rao in the movie titled ‘Shahid’, which was on made on the life of the slain human rights activist Shahid Azmi. For his performance in ‘Shahid’, he won a National Award. About Hansal, Rajkummar said, “I feel very lucky to have found Hansal sir in my life. You need somebody who always pushes you as an actor. He always offers me something which I have not done before or which I have not imagined myself doing.”
Rajkummar says that the movie ‘Omerta’ went into a dark space, but it was exciting for the actor to play such negative role. Rajkummar says movie Omerta is an unconventional film for him as well as for the director. The main reason because both of them did a movie ‘Shahid’ and the character in that movie was totally different from this movie so actor feels great to play a different character but with the same director.
Rajkummar says that playing Subash Chandra Bose is a dream role and he went all out just to get into the character of his role because he says, “not many get the chance to play the founder of the Azad Hind Fauj.” To play the character of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose it is very important for the actor to resemble like him as much as possible. So just to get into the character he shaved off top of his head. Rajkummar says, “We had an option to use prosthetics but that would have restrained me as an actor. I try to keep things as natural as possible. This is why I have gone half-bald. It really helped me.”
Rajkummar Rao has more movies that come up from the content-driven and not from the mainstream commercial area but that thing does not really bother the actor much because he says, “Luckily for me, I have not been typecast as of yet. I’m not carrying a certain image. This is why when ‘Behen Hogi Teri’ and ‘Bareilly’ came my way, I took them up. I thought it would break the convention of the romantic hero. There is a certain body and style attached to them. I wanted to break that and make this romantic hero real, one of our own.”
Even in the movie Bhen Hogi Teri Rajkummar actually downed the bottle in real just to improvised the scene. Rajkummar says that his roles were been appreciated in his recently released movies and he is not in a hurry to do a commercial movie just because people want to see him doing that. On this Rajkummar says, “I have been getting commercial film scripts since forever. Every week, I get one or two ‘hero-wali’ script. But if my heart is not there and the story doesn’t make sense to me, I won’t do it. The conventional roles have been done to death and there is no point in following the herd. I will rather do a ‘Trapped’ or ‘Newton’, where I’m more satisfied as an actor.”