One of Bollywood’s most versatile actors, RajKummar Rao spoke to us about his latest movie “Badhaai Do”.
Movie Plot: Sumi (Bhumi Pednekar) and Shardul (RajKummar Rao) lead dual and socially-suppressed lives as closeted members of the gay and lesbian community. When they settle for a marriage of compromise to please their intrusive families, they assume this would give them cover while they pursue partners of their choice. What they eventually achieve by this and how forms the narrative of this family entertainer. We delve into how “Badhaai Do” has a wider message for all – to be allowed to live their own lives as they want to and how this sensitive issue has been dealt with beautifully in the movie.
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RajKummar Rao is cited as one of the most experimental actors of his generation. He has appeared in more than 30 films since 2010. Rao is the recipient of several accolades including a National Film Award, three Filmfare Awards and an Asia Pacific Screen Award.
After graduation from the University of Delhi, Rao learned acting at the Film and Television Institute of India and then moved to Mumbai to pursue his film career. He made his acting debut with the anthology “Love Sex Aur Dhokha” (2010) but earned commercial success with supporting roles in “Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2” and “Talaash: The Answer Lies Within” (both 2012). Critically acclaimed performances in “Kai Po Che!” and “Shahid” (both 2013) proved to be a breakthrough for him; the latter won him the National Film Award.
Subsequently, Rao garnered further universal praise for films including the romantic comedies “Queen” (2014), “Bareilly Ki Barfi” (2017), the biopic “Aligarh” (2016), the anthology “Ludo” (2020), and the sports drama “Chhalaang” (2020), the thriller “Trapped” (2016), the black comedy “Newton” (2017) and his first English film “The White Tiger” (2021). The horror-comedy “Stree” (2018) ranks as his highest-earning film to date.
Not competent enough to sit idle and stare as the world goes by, Pallavi is optimistic to a fault and believes in building her world on her own rather than depending on others to make things right.