Actor Randeep Hooda, the macho star, will try a different stroke soon. Hooda plays the painter Raja Ravi Verma in Rang Rasiya that hits theatres this Friday (November 7).
Raja Ravi Varma was a painter known mainly for his portraits of Hindu gods and goddesses. Also known as Raja sahib, he often painted scenes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Varma is said to be the pioneer of modern art in India and was the first one to depict Hindu gods and goddesses in human forms.In a candid chat with Hindustan Times, Randeep Hooda claimed that Rang Rasiya and Highway are two films he has enjoyed most working on, but added that Highway was depressing for him as an actor. "I did Rang Rasiya when I had done only two films so I enjoyed doing it the most. I could live the character fully because it was shot in one schedule, like Highway. I enjoyed Highway too, but that was a depressing film for me as an actor," Randeep said. "This (character he plays in Rang Rasiya) is far more free and charming," Randeep playfully added, hinting at the sensous scenes that most of his films have but Highway did not.