Omerta actor Rajkummar Rao: I like to play roles that challenge me and I can do something different

Published: May 3, 2018 4:19:33 pm

Rajkummar Rao says it was a tough process to be Omar Saeed Sheikh in Omerta. “Both felt like victims, shared the same history but chose different paths.” The film releases tomorrow. “I was trying to get the accent right and understand the culture and the background.” The 33-year-old actor said there are two types of people in the world – Shahid and Omar. Both Rao and Mehta visited some of the places frequented by Omar in London during his transformation from a LSE graduation student to this terrorist. I enjoy that,” Rao said. I like pushing myself as an actor. I like to play roles that challenge me and I can do something different. So everything had to come from within. It was a tough and disturbing process to live with that kind of hatred,” he said. Shahid was very vulnerable, he was very angry, impulsive, but he came back and realised that it is not the right path and he chose to be a human rights lawyer. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd “You are vulnerable and leaders brainwash you and take you on a wrong path. It is a role reversal of sorts for the actor, who first collaborated with Mehta to play slain human rights activist Shahid Azmi. There has to be an extra edge to it. But there are boys like Omar who never came back,” Rao said. Related News
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