Rajkummar Rao Quotes About Play, World, Love, Nervous, Sex

Rajkummar Rao Quotes About Play, World, Love, Nervous, Sex

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Rajkummar Rao Quotes:

A lot of preparation was needed to play the character of Omar Sheikh in Omerta. I watched a lot of documentaries and hate speeches to cultivate anger in me.

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Acting, for me, is giving to your co-actors.

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After finishing my study in Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), I was mentally prepared for the struggle in the film industry.

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After my schooling, I started theatre. By the time I graduated, I was doing theatre 24×7. Luckily, the FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) acting course started.

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Building a character – nothing gives me more high than the process of exploring someone else’s life on screen.

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Everybody is replaceable; nobody is irreplaceable here. If I’m going to say no to it because I want to do two films a year and sit at home, someone else will.

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How content-driven cinema worked so well… Yeah, the shift is definitely happening… It is such a good change, and it is the kind of change I would like to see so that we just go to watch a film and not put them into brackets – that this is an art film or commercial movie.

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I always feel secure. I can’t be a pure actor if I feel insecure. I can’t let other things take over my love for acting. For me, it’s a giving art. It is not something which I am doing for myself. I am doing it for my co-actors, unless it is something like ‘Trapped’.

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I am the same person who came to this city Mumbai a few years ago to act in Hindi films, and I am just continuing doing that. I did not change as a person. All that happens is people change around me.

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I chased my dream, worked hard for it, and now I am actually living that dream. This doesn’t happen to everyone.

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I don’t know how my body would react if I don’t eat for 10 days. In order to go through that experience, I almost did not eat or drink water for 15-20 days. I only had one carrot a day, a cup of black coffee, and a few sips of water.

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I don’t know when I’ll ever get a chance to be all alone in a film.

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I don’t take pressure. I can’t really work under pressure. I do one film at a time, and I try to live in that character and in the moment. I am not a futuristic person who thinks what is going to happen after five years. And I don’t live in the past.

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I don’t think that now I am a star. I don’t get too much time to interact with people, and I am quite busy with work. I work. I come back home, and my loved ones are still the same. They will never change. And, I travel. I have not realised or internalised that life has changed.

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I feel since people have started noticing me and enjoying my performance, and considering the kind of love I’ve got in 2017-18, many feel that I have arrived, because there’s a belief that I can probably carry a film on my shoulders now.

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I have always taken risks. I like doing films which are different.

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I have picked ‘mainstream’ films only because there is a story, and there are lovely people attached to it. That’s a conscious decision always for me. What’s the point if there is no story to tell?

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I take my work very seriously, but I don’t take myself seriously.

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I think every character is important in every film – be it small, primary, or lead – because they are adding something to the story, taking it forward.

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I want to go higher in my career. This is not my best. My best is yet to come.

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I want to keep running. I don’t ever want this journey to finish. And for that to happen, you can’t put too much of your brain in doing things and can’t connect too many dots because, anyway, there is no guarantee of anything.

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I want to work with Darren Aronofsky, Damien Chazelle, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and, of course, Majid Majidi.

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I was a very outgoing guy. I loved roaming around, hanging out with friends. From class 5th, I practised and learnt martial arts for about 7-8 years and have won medals at the national level. Then I trained in dancing on stage. In class 10th, I acted in my first play, and that’s when I realised I wanted to become an actor.

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In Delhi, I became a serious stage actor. Then, luckily, the FTII acting course began, and I studied there, spent some time working on my craft. In 2008, I moved to Mumbai, and then in one and a half years of so-called struggle, I got my first film, ‘Love Sex aur Dhokha’ (LSD).

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In ‘Stree’, I had a great time working with the whole team and Dinu, being the producer and one of the most important people. And now we are doing another film together, and I’m sure there will be a couple of more films in the future.

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It is not that I am only looking at doing biopics. But of course, as an actor, I always love portraying real-life characters because there is so much challenge involved in recreating somebody’s life.

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It’s a one-day story of a guy called Newton Kumar, and the backdrop is election: how the most powerful tool we have as citizens is vote but how we don’t utilise it. We really don’t give importance to it. It talks about democracy; it’s a satire, a black comedy.

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It’s very tough for someone who doesn’t have a filmi background to get work in Bollywood. It’s not a smooth ride unless you are really lucky. But I think one has to be prepared for that.

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My parameter of judging a script has not changed over the years. I still go for a script where the story interests me. Yes, there are times where I might go wrong; say, out of five scripts, I might go wrong on one.

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My process of choosing scripts remains the same. Of whatever I read and whatever excites me is what I will continue to take up.

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‘Newton’ has given a lot to our cinema.

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‘Newton’ is a very Indian film but resonates with people all across. And that’s the reason it got great response at the film festivals.

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‘Newton’ is a very Indian film. I think, after a long time, people will see an Indian film in its true form. As in the story, the character, it is set in the heartland of India, but it’s purely like how there was a time when Hrishikesh Mukherjee used to make sweet Indian films.

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No, nothing much has changed in me as an actor. Since the day I started out, I always wanted to be part of good stories. The only thing that has changed is now I have options of good stories to choose from.

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People are falling in love with characters now, and that is why writers are creating such stories. I am really happy that such stories are getting prominence.

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People claim that no good actors came out of FTII after Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi. What they don’t know is that the acting course was closed for 26 years and reopened only in 2004.

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People took notice of me and saw that I can carry off light-hearted roles as well. They started talking about Pritam Vidrohi, and it became a lovable character; I saw that people were clapping and whistling. It was a big high to watch this kind of reaction.

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People will invest in you only if they see some kind of return, and that’s the dark truth.

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‘Stree’ is something fresh and new. Audiences want to see different kind of content on-screen, and ‘Stree’ is exactly that. It is a unique genre – horror-comedy – which has not been explored much in our country.

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The only thing that I know is that if I like a particular script, I want to be as honest to my character as possible. That’s the only thing I can control. I have made a lot of decisions on an impulse, and I am going to continue that.

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The process of playing a character as dark as Omar Saeed Sheikh is disturbing. So you have to mentally also be in that psyche, that state of mind. So, it was not easy. I was trying to cultivate a lot of anger and hatred in me while portraying him, because that’s what I read and heard about him.

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There are a lot of things people are calling me, and I’m overwhelmed. I have a lot of gratitude, but I just want to keep doing what I’m in love with, which is acting.

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There are times when I do feel very nervous when I start a film. And I feel very nervous before the release. I do get stuck in some scenes, but that’s very natural and human. It happens to all the artistes in the world.

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Though ‘Shahid’ was the only true story, what happened in ‘Trapped’ can happen to anyone. And I am sure there are people like Newton, and there are boys who are naive, sweet, and rowdy, like my part in ‘Bareilly’… The humanness is something I loved.

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We all have grown up watching Hindi romantic films, and when it comes to show love, that’s probably how we show it.

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We’re just actors, man, just part of things. We’re just doing our jobs, like everyone else does their jobs. The adulation for us is much more because we are always in the public eye. But I never became an actor because I wanted people to scream out my name.

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What I believe is to keep working. How a film performs at the box office is not in my control: what is in my control is my work, how much honesty I can bring on-screen. I am happy people love me.

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Whatever good is happening with ‘Newton’ is because of my mom’s blessings. I really believe in that.

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When I was in Class Four, I wanted to be an astronaut. I am still fascinated with the universe. I decided I wanted to be an actor when I was in Class Eight.

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When Raj and DK came and narrated me the script, the title was something else. But in conversation, I told them if we can name it ‘Stree’. In a way, I was the one who decided the title. I found that one word very catchy.

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When you are successful, the perception of the people around you changes. If I do a variety of work, people notice me differently, and that is what is happening. I am fortunate to get these opportunities.

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Winning in Berlinale, in Hong Kong, and then to get such an amazing response, reviews, and now to be India’s official entry for Oscars… My mother is right up there and keeping a check on me. Her blessings are always going to be with me, I know.

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Who is Rajkummar Rao?

Rajkummar Rao is an Indian actor who has primarily appeared in Hindi films. He has won a National Film Award, three Filmfare Awards, and an Asia Pacific Screen Award, among other honors. Rao studied acting at the Film and Television Institute of India after graduating from the University of Delhi.