Rajkummar Rao might have done a few intense roles in his career, but he says he wants to “be part of all kinds of cinema”. The actor, who won a National Award for the movie Shahid (2013), says he is trying to strike a balance between commercial films and parallel cinema.
“The line between so-called parallel and commercial films is blurring. People have become receptive to newer concepts. Today, cinema is character-driven. I want to be part of good stories. I am excited about playing powerful characters,” says Rajkummar.
Though his latest release, Hamari Adhuri Kahani (HAK), didn’t fare well at the box office, the actor is glad that he got to work with Mohit Suri (director) and Vidya Balan (co-star). “It was on my wish list to work with them. Sometimes you make a film that doesn’t work, and at times the success of a movie surprises you. You can’t control a film’s fate, but you must do your work with full honesty,” he says.
About his upcoming films, he says, “My next two movies are drastically different. I will just listen to my heart, and not worry about anything else, like will my movies make `100 crore or not? There is no guarantee of that. I believe in doing a film with all my heart, and letting the audience decide the rest. I did some interesting movies, some worked and some didn’t. I enjoyed playing the role of Sonu Sherawat in Dolly Ki Doli (DKD), and dancing to those songs. It was an avatar that I hadn’t tried before. HAK, too, was quite exciting.”