Rajkumar’s performance in the film was widely appreciated which even lead to him winning the National Award as best actor. This also marks on Rajkumar being one of the youngest actors to bag the title.
However, this doesn’t end here, Rajkumar‘s forthcoming film titled Aligarh is also based on the real life story of a professor, Dr. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras of Aligarh University who falls in love with a rickshaw puller.
His recent films, Citylights and Queen (National Award – Best Film) garnered immense appreciation from across quarters.
Rajkumar Rao confirms the news and adds, “I have always been intrigued by reading and watching biographies of various personalities. Shahid‘s story was one of them. I find it quite interesting when a person’s life history is told to you with such minute detailing. It’s the only medium which gets you as close to reality.”