Watch: How Nawazuddin Siddiqui became Ramanna for Raman Raghav 2.0

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 25, 2016 15:13 IST
Here’s how Nawazuddin Siddiqui turned into the psychopath killer he plays in Raman Raghav 2.0

Ever since the trailer of Raman Raghav 2.0 was released earlier this month, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been the newest toast of Bollywood. Playing a psychopathic serial killer Raman Raghav, based on the notorious Psycho Raman of the 1960s, the film’s trailer has already notched up over 3 million hits on Youtube.

The character is another of Nawazuddin’s performance-oriented roles after those in films such as Manjhi - The Mountain Man and Gangs of Wasseypur II. Vicky Kaushal plays a cop in the film directed by Anurag Kashyap.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Raman in Raman Raghav 2.0.

Read: Madness meets mayhem in Raman Taghav 2.0 trailer

In a bid to up the pre-release buzz, the makers of Raman Raghav 2.0 released a video that gives a sneak peek into all that went into making the film, and the character. “He (Ramanna) is a serial killer and a psychopath. He is very colourful and that has added layers to my character. He walks around with his own world,” says Nawazuddin about his character in the film.

Read: Raman Raghav 2.0 made Nawaz fear himself

“The only thing we see as a larger perception is that they are killing people. But why are they killing? Maybe, they enjoy the act. Everyone wants to enjoy,” he adds.

The video also shows Vicky talking about his role. “He is a demented character with a lot of pent up anger,” the Masaan-fame actor says.

Watch the making of Raman Raghav 2.0

Raman Raghav 2.0 is slated to hit theatres on June 24. Raman Raghav 2.0, that also stars Sobhita Dhulipala, was screened at the Cannes Film Festival on May 16.

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