Rajkummar Rao today is without a doubt one of the most sought-after names in B-Town. Starting off with bit roles in big films, the actor stormed into the limelight, and in the last few years, has brilliantly blended critically acclaimed ventures like ‘Shahid’ to the commercial blockbuster ‘Stree.’ The 34-year-old, however, finds it hard to pick any one of his roles as his favourite, though he termed ‘Shahid’, ‘Newton’ and ‘Bose: Dead/Alive’ as characters that stayed with him, much after shooting. Rajkummar also prefers taking the diplomatic route and refuses to name any one of his co-stars as his favourite.
As Rajkummar gears up for his next ‘Judgementall Hai Kya’, he spoke exclusively to Republic World. When asked about his favourite film, the actor replied, “It’s really tough, I’ve never answered 'favourite' questions, I’ve given something to all my characters. I think you guys as audiences should tell what you like the most.”
The ‘Trapped’ star also gave a general answer when asked about his favourite co-stars, “I’m not at all fond of these favourite questions. All are my favourites, they have all been so wonderful to me, supported me and I had a great time with all of them, it’s very tough to choose. They’ve all been amazing, for me, it’s about enjoying the process.”
Rajkummar’s transformation for some of his movies like ‘Trapped’ had made headlines, but do the characters transform him for real? “If you are very seriously involved in the film, if the character is such, it can transform you in that process, because you’re constantly living that part, constantly thinking like the character, so it’s very natural to feel that kind of a change, in your body. But there are characters that stay with you like ‘Shahid’, ‘Newton’, ‘Bose’. These are the characters that I have learned for life too, they have stayed with me way longer than the shooting process. Sometimes when you’re so much into it, you take some time to get out.”
Rajkummar has showcased his versatility over the course of his career, from acting in intense dramas, comedy to horror. However, it’s the script and uniqueness of characters that defines his film choices, he shares, “I look out for a lot of things. There has to be something in the script that excites me, maybe its uniqueness, what characters are in the script, or the story, that’s the most important. If it has something that I’ve never read or heard before, that always helps for me to select a script. If it’s offering something new, if it’s challenging me as an actor.”
Meanwhile, ‘Judgementall Hai Kya’, also starring Kangana Ranaut, has been directed by Prakash Kovelamudi and hits the screens on July 26.
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