The au­di­ence wants to see tal­ent on screen: Ra­jku­mar

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - Pooja Sharma

Right from re­ceiv­ing crit­i­cal ac­claim for his nu­anced per­for­mance in Trapped and gar­ner­ing pos­i­tive at­ten­tion for his en­ter­tain­ing act in box-of­fice hit Bareilly Ki Barfi, to his latest film New­ton be­ing se­lected as In­dia’s of­fi­cial en­try to the Os­cars , Ra­jkum­mar Rao has been in the lime­light this year. “I am ex­cited about my up­com­ing films as well, in all of which I am do­ing some­thing dif­fer­ent. Cer­tainly, this is a spe­cial year,” he says. Be­sides movie projects, the ac­tor will be seen in his de­but web ven­ture. Ask him if he had to tweak his work­ing style and ap­proach to craft as per the for­mat, and he says, “Not at all. It’s just like how you make a fea­ture film. The amount of money the mak­ers are spend­ing is not less than a fea­ture film. But as an ac­tor my process doesn’t change at all. If the medium is dif­fer­ent, my ap­proach won’t change. I have to still deal with emo­tions, try and deal with them as hon­estly as I can,” says Ra­jkum­mar. He fur­ther elab­o­rates on the process or tech­nique one fol­lows. He says, “Ev­ery ac­tor has his or her own process. There is no de­fined rule that this is how it should be done. I can to­tally un­der­stand why ac­tors can’t put it in words, be­cause it is dif­fi­cult to ex­plain what hap­pens in­ter­nally. Per­son­ally, I have a dif­fer­ent process which I can’t ver­balise. Of course, my train­ing at FTII, and my the­atre back­ground, have helped me in be­com­ing who­ever I am to­day.” Ra­jkum­mar ad­vises aspir­ing ac­tors to “learn act­ing” and avoid dis­trac­tions.

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