Rajkumar Rao- Blessing to Bollywood must watch

Rajkumar Rao- Blessing to Bollywood must watch
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Rajkumar Rao is undoubtedly one of the finest actors Bollywood has ever had. Through his films, he has introduced a new wave to Bollywood.

He is a unique actor who is known for playing the “boy next door” and realistic characters, which the audiences obviously love watching.

But not many are aware of the fact that to reach where he is today, he had to struggle a lot. Several directors turned him down because he did not have the conventional looks for the lead actor.

Here are some facts about this great actor:

  • He completed his education at Delhi University and went on to complete an acting course at the reputed Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).
  • After FTII, he went on to audition for various films, where, although his acting skills were applauded, he was always rejected, with the reason being that he wasn’t hero material or did not have a good physique.
  • Rajkumar lost nearly 7 kg for his film Trapped.In fact, to fit into the role, he actually stopped eating and survived only on one carrot a day.
  • Today he is famous as Rajkumar Rao, but originally his name was Rajkumar Yadav, which was changed on his mother’s insistence.
  • Omerta was one of the most difficult films of his career because he played the lead as Omar Sayyed, a negative character.It was really challenging for him to fit into the most hated roles.
  • So he started watching disturbing videos, documentaries and started thinking like Omar Sayyed, which brought a lot of negativity into his personal life.
  • Though he went on to master the role, he did share one instance where, when he came to know about the Paris attacks, the first thought that crossed his mind was “Well done,” and at that moment he realised that this character had actually affected him deeply.
  • Rajkumar Rao was the first choice for Vikrant Messey’s role in Chapaak, but he was already committed to two other projects at the time, so he had to decline.

So these were some of the unknown facts about one of the most versatile actors.

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