Freida Pinto, in her Bollywood debut plays a female detective in a road thriller entitled NH10 with Kai Po Che's talented Rajkumar Yadav.
Flooded with roles, the talented Rajkumar Yadav has just signed Navdeep Singh's new film where Freida Pinto makes her Bollywood debut as detective out to crack a complex case.
Rajkumar Yadav has been roped in place of Navdeep's best friend Abhay Deol.
"It's a film entitled NH10 meaning National Highway No 10. It will be shot around Delhi. I signed the film because I am a great fan of Navdeep's Manorama Six Feet Under. Having Freida Pinto as my co-star is definitely interesting," says Rajkumar whose next release is Vikas Behl's Queen opposite Kangna Ranaut.
Coincidentally the producers of NH10 and Queen are the same, Phantom.
Says Rajkumar, "I share a great comfort level with the Queen team. That helped me to make up my mind about doing the film. But the clincher was the director Navdeep. Ever since I saw Manorama Six Feet Under I wanted to work with him."
At the moment Rajkumar is looking forward to the release of his next film Hansal Mehta's Shahid where he plays the real-life lawyer Shahid Azmi.
"It's a film that will benefit immensely from the success of Kai Po Che. It's an important film for me personally as an actor and also for what it has to say," says Rajkumar.
Critics and the audience have noted the vast leap in Raj Kumar's versatility quotient from his first two major films Love Sex Aur Dhokha and Ragini MMS where he was a horny jerk who couldn't wait to drag the girl into bed, to the shy polite gentle chap in Kai Po Che who flinches when the girl touches him.
Laughs Rajkumar, "Yes, people have noticed the contrast in my roles. I am happy to be part of Kai Po Che. The twitter is filled with praise. I now need to proceed with extreme caution. I don't want to do the wrong roles."