A director’s favourite, actor Rajkummar Rao has learnt to only succeed with his every film and completely submit himself to his director’s vision. Totally owning the festive season with his two big releases – ‘Chhalaang’ and ‘Ludo’, Rao has once again proved himself as one of the most bankable and talented movie stars in the industry today.
Calling his experience of working with the ‘Ludo’ director Anurag Basu magical, he’s seen portraying the role of Alok Kumar Gupta aka Aalu, a die-hard fan of Bollywood veteran Mithun Chakraborty. Winning us with his character of a hopeless romantic, who’s stuck in an unrequited love angle with a girl who doesn’t really care, he truly is a natural. Be it his physical comedy or the body language, everything about Rao’s performance gets your attention instantly.
Helmed by Anurag Basu, ‘Ludo’ is bankrolled by T-Series and Anurag Basu Productions. The ensemble cast of the dark comedy also includes Abhishek Bachchan, Pankaj Tripathi, Aditya Roy Kapur, Rohit Suresh Saraf, Sanya Malhotra, Pearle Maaney and Inayat Verma. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Anurag Basu, Divya Khosla Kumar, Taani Somarita Basu and Krishan Kumar, the film is now streaming on Netflix.
Meanwhile, his second special release titled ‘Chhalaang’ marks his yet another collaboration with the celebrated filmmaker Hansal Mehta. Earlier, the actor has worked with the director on projects like ‘Shahid’, ‘Citylights’, ‘Aligarh’ and ‘Omerta’. Speaking of ‘Chhalaang’, the film is a sports drama in which Rajkummar Rao plays the role of a PT teacher called Montu.
Premiering on Amazon Prime Video today onwards, the film has already opened to fantastic reviews, both, by the critics and the audiences. The versatile actor has once again delivered a terrific performance in this story which comes from the heartland of India.
In addition to this, Rajkummar Rao will be next seen in ‘The White Tiger’ and ‘Roohi Afzana’ in 2021. He also has the Hindi remake of the Telugu cop thriller ‘HIT’ and ‘Badhaai Ho’ sequel lined up.