Don’t want to get into rut of repeating myself: Rajkummar Rao

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Actor Rajkummar Rao says he needs to steer clear of the consolation zone of taking part in to the gallery regardless of realizing that some of his “gestures” may impress the viewers. In his decade-long Bollywood journey, Rao has emerged as a performer recognized for capturing the essence of his characters — be it his National Award-winning flip because the righteous lawyer in Shahid or the menacing terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh in Omerta.

The 36-year-old actor mentioned although his try is to play common, relatable males on display, he avoids getting “trapped” in a sure picture. “There are occasions once I attempt to be acutely aware that I can’t repeat sure gestures and keep away from that. I do know it’d work superbly for the viewers and maybe even the scene, however I restrain myself.

“I don’t want to get into the rut of doing the same thing, repeatedly. I don’t want to be trapped,” Rao advised PTI in an interview.

To distinguish between his roles, the actor mentioned he prefers to dive deep into brainstorming classes together with his administrators. Citing the examples of Vikramaditya Motwane’s Trapped, Hansal Mehta’s Shahid and the upcoming Badhaai Do, helmed by Harshavardhan Kulkarni, the actor mentioned the depth of the character decides the quantity of time he dedicates to the preparation.  But if it’s a comedy movie, like his newest Roohi, his course of is extra “organic.”

“When you do a comedy, it’s spontaneous, you can’t force it. It’s about being there and having fun with your lines. I don’t plan anything when it comes to comedies. The trick is to surrender.”
Rao returns to the horror-comedy universe, three years after the blockbuster Stree.

With Roohi — the place he once more performs a person in love with a girl who is seemingly a witch — the actor mentioned he had to work onerous to make his character completely different from what the viewers would count on from the movie franchise, launched by producer Dinesh Vijan.

“When producer Dinesh Vijan suggested that we do a horror-comedy, I was thrilled. I knew I had to play these two wild characters unlike anything.  At some point, Vicky (Rao’s character in Stree) and Bhawra will meet in one film. That was exciting because I’d be playing a double role. I had to play Bhawra remarkably different than Vicky, from his looks to the way he speaks.”

Helmed by Hardik Mehta, Roohi additionally stars Janhvi Kapoor and Varun Sharma.  Rao is conscious that the movie rides on huge expectations, because it’s not just one of the primary main titles to launch theatrically this yr but in addition the primary sequel within the horror-comedy universe.

The actor mentioned comparisons to Stree can be “unfair” to his new movie. “The firsts are always special. These are different films, with new characters. I hope people don’t feel ‘lets see what’s common between Roohi and Stree’. I hope they see it as an independent film.”

Roohi is slated to be launched on March 11.

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