National Award-winner Rajkummar Rao is a perfect blend of commercial and art-house cinema. He plays a rugged, love-struck guy from Haryana in his next film, Dolly Ki Doli. Says he, when asked about his character, “I play the character of Sonu Sarawat from Sonepat, Haryana, in the film. High on energy and a rugged, self-centred man, he is also madly in love with Dolly (Sonam Kapoor).”
Born in Haryana himself, Rajkummar says he was a good choice for the role. “Yes, I am quite familiar with that area, but we speak Hindi at home. Also, after moving to FTII and then Mumbai, I am not very confident if I could hold a conversation in the local dialect. I had to call up cousins and relatives in Haryana to get it right.”
“I signed Dolly Ki Doli right after finishing Ciylights. Arbaaz bhai told me had a script in mind for me, and within some months we started shooting," he added.Selecting the right script, Rao says, is one of his biggest concerns. "See, I only trust my heart. If I like the script, I will do it. But, of course, I will look for roles that have more screen time. I want to do the best part in a film. I will try to make my part the best if it is already not the best."