Rajkummar Rao on playing Omar Saeed Sheikh in Omerta: It took me a while to shed this character


The intense drama is based on the life of Sheikh, who was freed in exchange for passengers of a hijacked Indian Airlines plane in 1999 and was later accused of killing journalist Daniel Pearl. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd The second poster of the film was revealed on Thursday, in which the actor can be seen being taken away in a police van. 2018-03-30T09:50:24+05:30″>
Updated: March 30, 2018 9:50 am

Rajkummar Rao starrer Omerta releases on April 20. It took me a while to shed this character,” Rajkummar said in a press release. The story of Pakistan’s adopted son Omar Saeed Sheikh. To feel the hate towards another human-being without any remorse can take quite a toll. @RajkummarRao plays the antagonist and unlike his real self plays a person you will despise!”

Here is a new poster of our film #Omertà. Omerta releases in theatres on April 20. The story of Pakistan’s adopted son Omar Saeed Sheikh. pic.twitter.com/kW7oafPHjz
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) March 29, 2018
Rajkummar reunites with frequent collaborator, Mehta, with whom he has worked in films such as Shahid, Aligarh and CityLights. Related News
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Hansal Mehta also tweeted this poster with the caption, “Here is a new poster of our film #Omertà. The 33-year-old actor, who stars as one of the most dreaded terrorists in the upcoming film directed by Hansal Mehta, said it was his first attempt at playing “an anti-hero” and it was an “exhausting” experience for him. The two also collaborated on AltBalaji’s web series, Bose: Dead/Alive. After getting rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Busan International Film Festival and MAMI, Omerta also garnered a positive response at the Hong Kong International Film Festival. A remorseless criminal who is protected by the Pakistani establishment. @RajkummarRao plays the antagonist and unlike his real self plays a person you will despise! “My first as an anti-hero and exhausting as an actor.