Can’t act un­der pres­sure: Rao

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - Yashika Mathur

Ac­tor Ra­jkum­mar Rao, says he is not alien to the pres­sure of ex­pec­ta­tions, yet he doesn’t let it get to him. “I have made this re­ally nice co­coon and I don’t let these things get in­side it. I don’t google my­self and I don’t let things get to me. The max­i­mum hap­pi­ness I get is when I give a good shot,” says Rao, who has worked in films such as Shahid (2013), Queen (2014), Ali­garh (2016). The Na­tional Award win­ning ac­tor ex­plains, “I can’t work un­der pres­sure. As an ac­tor, I have to be at peace with my­self. If I’m stressed, then I can’t work well.” About the pres­sure of de­liv­er­ing a good film ev­ery time, he adds, “The im­age of an ac­tor changes with ev­ery film. I am grate­ful that peo­ple think that I do good films but God for­bids, if I do two bad films in a row, that will change every­thing.” He has worked with sev­eral art houses and com­mer­cial direc­tors, says, “I want direc­tors to be as pas­sion­ate as I am for the projects. If some­body new comes up to me, I want to see how much they love the script, and if my un­der­stand­ing is the same as theirs, then there has to be a com­mon thread.”

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