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Rajkummar Rao on his look in Raabta: I couldn’t recognise myself in the mirror

Actor Rajkummar Rao says that wearing prosthetic make up everyday took six hours and required lot of patience.

bollywood Updated: May 09, 2017 07:15 IST
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Hindustan Times
Actor Rajkummar Rao says a special team from Los Angeles was brought in for his look in Raabta.
Actor Rajkummar Rao says a special team from Los Angeles was brought in for his look in Raabta.(Instagram/rajkummar_rao)

Actor Rajkummar Rao plays a 324-year-old man in Dinesh Vijan’s Raabta and his look created a flutter the day it was revealed. Talking about his look, Rajkummar tells us that wearing prosthetic make up every day on the sets took hours and he had to be quite tolerant. “It used to take me six hours every day. It required patience. A special team from Los Angeles was brought in that worked with a team from India for this job,” says Rajkummar.

The actor says that after make up, he could not believe he was looking at himself in the mirror. “I couldn’t recognise myself! But then there was the responsibility of padding up such an amazing look with my performance, which I loved exploring on set,” says the actor, who has a cameo in the film that stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon in the lead.

Although Rajkummar has had his share of unconventional roles in films such as Shahid (2013) and Aligarh (2016), he was excited to take on this role as he knew it was one of a kind. “I wasn’t nervous. Dinoo (Dinesh Vijan) is a friend and when he told me about this special appearance and how he is imagining it, I was excited. It was a great opportunity for me to do something like this. This happens very rarely in an actor’s career,” says Rajkummar.

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First Published: May 08, 2017 13:45 IST

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