Happy birth­day, rajkummar rao!

The ac­tor who turns 33 to­day, says the best birth­day gift he has ever re­ceived, is an army uni­form

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Time Out - PTI Monika Rawal Kukreja

Ac­tor Rajkummar Rao (left) is bask­ing in the suc­cess of Bareilly Ki Barfi, his lat­est re­lease at the box of­fice. While fans would have ex­pected this to dou­ble his birth­day cel­e­bra­tion, the ac­tor shares that this year, it’s go­ing to be a work­ing birth­day for him. “I will be in Poland, shoot­ing for Bose [his up­com­ing film], so I am go­ing to be on sets, which I feel, is the go­ing to be the most ex­cit­ing part be­cause you are at the place that you love the most,” says Rao, who turns 33 to­day. Rao says that he doesn’t re­ally do much on his birth­day, but usu­ally peo­ple around him do. “When I’m on set, the unit plans a sur­prise, gets a cake and then we have a small party at night,” he adds. While as a kid, Rao used to en­joy his birth­days and would look for­ward to cel­e­bra­tions, he ad­mits that things grad­u­ally change. “The more you grow, the birth­days start los­ing their charm. Then you start wor­ry­ing that you are adding one more year to your age,” he laughs. Go­ing down me­mory lane, the ac­tor rec­ol­lects that since he was the only kid in the fam­ily, his par­ents used to cel­e­brate his birth­day in a big way. “There would be a party, and friends would come over. It used to be ex­cit­ing with those end­less birth­day gifts that I would get.” Asked if he re­mem­bers any spe­cial birth­day gift, he promptly replies it was an army uni­form that his mom brought for him. “I must have been seven or eight and I was so thrilled to get this uni­form, as I am a big fan of the armed forces. I re­mem­ber roam­ing around wear­ing that uni­form for three days, feel­ing like an army boy,” quips Rao.


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