The upcoming release of Rajkumar Rao’s ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ in which he stunned everyone with his awkward accent is quite distinct with the character played by him in Vikramaditya Motwane’s Trapped. But for a dynamic actor like him, challenges are the newer way to better opportunities. He is a chameleon who changes his characters rapidly with his every film to justify his role.
In an interview with CNN News 18’s Rajeev Masand, the actor gave a plain dealing about his newly set recognition, the jeopardizes of not belonging with any Bollywood family, the dedication and passion he gives to his work and the one actor he continues to admire.
His manifest that was the first thing that appeared during the interview and then it further proceeds with his “method actings” where Rao has gained 12 kgs of weight, cut his hairs and has started smoking to play that part, the actors become meek on this calling it ‘no big deal’.
Masand then asked Rao about the statement he gave in 2013 Actor’s Roundtable, where he said 3 bad films in Bollywood could be the end of his acting career. Has anything changed?
He then continued with Rao on nepotism.
Masand then asks Rao, what as an actor he tries to give his producers and how important it is to do your work honestly in Bollywood?
The next question was on Rajkumar’s experience in Bollywood during his 7-year long film career and how likely he is to take it to new heights?
He even questioned about the difficulties of being stereotyped formerly in your career and playing the role of sexual deviant in his first two films.
The turning point in his career was Hansal Mehta’s Shahid, which won him the national award and the nationwide delighted fame.
He also spoke on his responsibilities as an actor to keep his side of the truthfulness, and not get raped by the film revenues.
The ultimate question any talented actor gets asked – “does he ever want to become a star in the future?” “Does the fame tempt him?”