Rajkummar Rao on working with Ludo director Anurag Basu


Rajkummar Rao shared this image. (courtesy RajkummarRao)


  • “I am very greedy and I try to reach out to them,” Rajkummar said.
  • “In the world of Anurag Basu everything is so beautiful,” he added.
  • “That is his quality,” he said.

New Delhi:

Actor Rajkummmar Rao says that as an actor, he is eager to work with different filmmakers, as he has learned that he can only be successful if he fully submits to the vision of a director. Rajkummar Rao is known for his creative collaborations with filmmaker Hansal Mehta on more than six projects including Shahid, Citylights, Aligarh, Omerta and the next Chhalaang. In addition to Hansal Mehta, the actor has also enjoyed successful partnerships with filmmakers such as Abhishek Kapoor (Kai po che), Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari (Bareilly Ki Barfi), Vikramaditya Motwane (Caught), Amar Kaushik (Stree) and especially recently Anurag Basu’s dark comedy ensemble Ludo.

Rajkummar Rao said that he is always looking to work with new directors and understand their perspective towards cinema. “I don’t have a list but I want to work with all directors, including those from regional cinema. I am very greedy and I try to approach them if they want to work with me because cinema is a directing medium. The more great directors you work, the more you will grow as an actor, “the actor told PTI in an interview.

Ludo follows four different stories with people facing unavoidable risks in life. The movie began streaming on Netflix starting Thursday. Rajkummar Rao said he signed up for the film to be a part of the film world of Anurag Basu, who has previously made such films as Gangster, Life In A … Metro, Barfi Y Jagga Jasoos.

“It was magical, I was in the world of Anurag Basu where you feel that everything is so beautiful. That is his quality. When you are close to him, he makes you feel that life is so good. You feel so happy with life. Just like a person, you feel so happy just seeing it. “

The 36-year-old actor plays the role of Alok Kumar Gupta, also known as Aalu, a staunch fan of the longtime Bollywood star Mithun Chakraborty, alongside Pinki de Shaikh. Like Aalu, the actor can glimpse the heart of a desperate romantic, caught in an angle of unrequited love with a girl who doesn’t care much for him. “Being in love is the same emotion, whether your partner loves you or not. So for me, the primal instinct came from the place where he is madly in love with this girl. And it doesn’t matter if she loves him or not. .

“So I took it from there and when you have someone like Dada (Basu) with you, things become really very easy because you know you are in good hands. Being a fan of Mithun Chakraborty, Aalu always shows himself in character and that in turn helps him deal with his emotions. “


Rajkummar Rao said the character is full of physical comedy and that he had to focus on his body language to play it correctly. “I danced a lot to different Mithun Da songs and watched a lot of his videos on YouTube, starting with Gunmaster G9 since Surakksha. That was my favorite song. And so he danced to that song a lot, just to be on the beat I wanted to get that body language where it always felt a little uneven … “” It’s a human story and I wanted Aalu to react in a very human way. Just because he’s a little louder than my other characters doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a heart. He feels things and reacts to situations in a very different way. “

All in all, the actor said he had a great time working with Anurag Basu. “He’s a great filmmaker and he gives his actors a lot of freedom. Just to explore the character in depth. It doesn’t put you on any stand that ‘you are supposed to do this and this is exactly what you are to do’. No. “He lets you be and if you’re wrong, he’s always there to guide you. He will stop you and push you back. So he really trusts his actors. And of course, as an actor, I had all my faith in him.” .

Ludo It also features Abhishek Bachchan, Pankaj Tripathi, Aditya Roy Kapur, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Rohit Saraf, Pearle Maaney, Asha Negi and Inayat Verma. Rao will be seen next in another Netflix feature The White tiger, alongside Priyanka Chopra and newcomer Adarsh ​​Gourav. No matter how confident he seems in character, Rao insisted that he still feels nervous when a new movie begins. “I still get very nervous before starting a new movie. I feel very aimless. I don’t know where I want to take this character or what is going to happen. So it takes me a couple of days to figure it out. And once I get it. , so I really start to enjoy the whole process. “It’s never like that I get a character and say, ‘Let’s do this. No. But I like challenges. A character that is challenging and that I cannot see myself, I like to play those roles, where I can push myself. “

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