Rajkumar Rao turns a chameleon yet again!
Rajkumar Rao spent two months learning Bengali for the film. He has a knack for languages and he picks them up effortlessly, be it Gujarati which he learnt for Kai Po Che! or Malayalam for Aligarh.
As part of his prep he also spent time with some transgenders in Kolkata listening to their stories.“Some of the stories were really sad but they themselves are chilled out and happy people,“ says Raj who lost a lot of weight for this role. Unfortunately, the film being directed by Rahul Mukerjee, is currently stuck due to financial reasons.
Raj hopes it will be revived soon and wish someone would make a film on a subject like this with him in Hindi. “I would love to play a part like this again,“ he asserts, giving a thumbs up to Fawad Khan who played a homosexual in Kapoor and Sons and Manoj Bajpayee who played one in Aligarh.“Why step back when it’s not about us but the characters we’re living.“