Rajkummar Rao reveals that he faced rejection because of his complexion
Actor Rajkummar Rao also talks about working with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anil Kapoor in Fanney Khan.bollywood Updated: Dec 18, 2017 23:52 IST
Actor Rajkummar Rao, who is currently shooting for Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra’s Fanney Khan, says working with superstars of Bollywood is inspiring, as it’s an everyday learning experience.
While talking to ANI, the 33-year-old actor said, “It feels great to work with superstars. I grew up watching these people and their wonderful performances, be it Anil sir, Aamir Sr, Manoj Bajpayee.”
“So now, when I get a chance to work with them, sharing the same frame is great. I learn a lot from these people every day as he (Anil Kapoor) is so passionate about his work and making his scene better. Its awe-inspiring. It’s a great learning experience for me,” he added.
He also spoke about facing too much rejections. Rajkummar Rao said, “I would meet people and they would give excuses on why they cant cast me - sometimes because of my complexion and sometimes because of not being mascular enough.”
He added, “I knew, it would be a lot of struggle for me to crack it in the industry because its not easy as many people come every day to Mumbai to follow their passion. I gave hundreds of auditions. I have done many advertisements just to survive, because Bombay is an expensive city.”
Further talking about casting couch, the Trapped actor said that many people are facing trouble, but they should not get scared and voice-out their opinion on Facebook or Twitter or any public platform.
On the work front, the Behen Hogi Teri star has two more movies in his kitty, ek Ladki Ko Dekho Toh Kaise lagga with Sonam Kapoor and Anil Kapoor, and then a horror comedy opposite Shraddha Kapoor.
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First Published: Dec 18, 2017 21:21 IST