Rajkummar Rao, entered Bollywood with films like Love, Sex Aur Dhoka and Ragini MMS. He made his mark with Shahid and since then one can see that he has become a bit pompous and arrogant; something that was least expected out of him.
He considers Daniel Day Lewis as his role model and says that though he is constantly being compared to actors like Dilip Kumar, Irrfan Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, he just wants to be his own competition.
“I have immense respect for Nawazuddin Siddiqui. I think he is a brilliant actor. People compare me to different actors, like Nawaz, Irrfan and even Dilip Kumar. That’s very flattering. I enjoy all the comparisons. But I don’t want to compete with anyone except myself.”
Oops!! That’s such a pompous statement to make for someone who has barely manage to get his foot in Bollywood.
“To me, the best compliment is when people tell me I’ve given a better performance in Citylights than in Shahid. I just want to get better with each performance.” states Rajkummar Rao, whose Citylights sank at the Box Office.
Currently Rajkummar Rao, is busy shooting Dolly Ki Doli and has also signed Ramesh Sippy’s Shimla Mirchi, where he would be seen romancing Hema Malini.
“Shimla Mirchi is a very unusual film. It’s a rom-com and the treatment of the film is going to be very different. I am extremely excited to romance Hema Malini on screen,” says Rajkummar Rao.
Shimla Mirchi is a romantic comedy, and if reports are to be believed, its story is about how a single mother (Hema Malini) and her daughter (Rakul Preet Singh) fall in love with the same man, essayed by Rajkummar Rao.
“The film will be widely shot in Shimla and I have been asked to gain weight by the makers of the film. I am working very hard to gain weight as I had lost seven kgs for Citylights. I have a personal trainer who is working with me to help me gain weight.” adds Rajkummar Rao.
Well currently things are looking good for Rajkummar Rao but knowing the ways of our industry one wrong move and the game is over.
Be careful Mr. Rao!!
Rajkummar Rao, entered Bollywood with films like Love, Sex Aur Dhoka and Ragini MMS. He made his mark with Shahid and since then one can see that he h...1.5