Shahid songIt’s a lazy Saturday afternoon but Rajkummar has a busy schedule. He is promoting his forthcoming film ‘Shahid’ based on Shahid Azmi’s life. Shahid was 32 when he was assassinated in his Mumbai office in 2010. Rajkummar Rao talks to us about his journey in a film like this one and the unusual challenges he faced.
Excerpts from the interview:
What are the challenges of doing a biographical role like ‘Shahid’?
As an actor when I started the film, I didn’t think about the future or whether there might be any controversy or criticism surrounding the role. As an actor, my job is to…I have to be honest to my character, I have to give 200 percent of my craft to the character…more than a challenge, this film has been a responsibility for me, I think when you do a real life character there is lot of responsibility on your shoulder, especially in the case of Shahid (Azmi) when he is not around and a lot of people were not aware of his case. So, his family and the people who know you are going toRead More »from In conversation with Rajkummar Rao