First of Many: Rajkummar Rao revisits Love Sex Aur Dhokha


As I said, all of us were doing a workshop together for almost a month so we became like this really good bunch of friends. Dibakar was like ‘Raj, we’ve got the shot’, but I said ‘No sir, one more! Earlier it used to be ‘aaya? I can do better sir’
4. aaya aaya…’ (laughs). So that was the first scene which I did. I can bring in something new to these characters. That’s how I reached out to the casting director and kept following up till he called me for the audition. And I just had to give one reaction shot. So I auditioned for this ad and there were some 40-50 people with me in that ad. His upcoming projects include Ludo, Roohi Afzana, Chhalaang and Badhaai Do. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. He mostly picks characters which are realistic, slice-of-life and vulnerable. What do you remember of your first day on set? DDLJ, Shool, Ghulam and more. And some three rounds of tests happened and I got that first phone call that we all wait for. My first shot actually was the first shot of my story in the film where I am putting that CCTV in the store and then I say ‘aagaya?’. Rajkummar Rao is one actor who can be credited for changing the landscape of Bollywood in the last few years with his performance-oriented roles. I came to Mumbai in 2008. And I started auditioning for whatever I could do. How did your first film, Love Sex Aur Dhokha come to you? It was some kind of a montage. Written by Mimansa Shekhar
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Published: March 25, 2020 7:52:05 am

Rajkummar Rao made his acting debut with Love Sex Aur Dhoka in 2010. How was the rapport with them when you got to meet or work with them again later? nahi? Were you nervous? Honestly, I don’t judge actors on the number of retakes, that if you give less retakes, you are a good actor. Here’s what Rajkummar Rao shared:
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5. 3. I thought I could do better. And we were very happy as for most of us, it was our first film. But as I said, because of the workshops, we were pretty clear what we were supposed to do. And then we had a workshop for around a month, and by the time we started shooting, I think we all were really prepared with our characters. If given a chance to go back to your debut role, what’s that one thing you’d like to change or do better? © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd

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Rajkummar Rao I didn’t want to do TV because I always wanted to be a film actor. One film or role that inspired you to become an actor? So now when I look back at my performances, I feel that maybe I can do them differently. 2. Oh great! But I was the one who was asking for retakes. I read an article in the newspaper that Dibakar Banerjee is planning a film and he wants to cast newcomers. But before we get to see more of Rao in the coming months, the actor shared with us the story behind landing his first film project – director Dibakar Banerjee’s Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010). I don’t see it like that. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. I was a little nervous. But my first film was Love Sex Aur Dhokha. So I was happy also. Nushrat (Bharucha) is my co-actor again in Chhalaang. That’s the very typical thing in Delhi we all say with the antenna thing. Give me one more, I can do better. How many retakes did you take? ghuma… aaya, nahi? 6. Who were your co-stars? While films like Trapped, Shahid, Aligarh, Newton, Omerta, CityLights and Judgementall Hai Kya allowed him to exercise his acting chops, his Bareilly Ki Barfi and Stree emerged as commercial hits.