Rajkummar Rao: I Feel Lucky To Be Part Of Aligarh

Watch- Rajkummar Rao Can't Stop Praising SonamRajkumar Rao who is currently in news for winning the Dadasaheb Phalke Foundation award, is someone who is very fond of reading biographies.
Very few know that the actor has a special interest in learning about the journeys of various personalities. In fact, the actor’s past work also reflects the same. The highly critically acclaimed film ‘Shahid’ was based on the life of lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi who was assassinated in 2010 in Mumbai.
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.
Manoj Bajpayee will be seen playing the role of a professor, who gets suspended from his job as the professor at Aligarh Muslim University because of his sexuality. Manoj Bajpayee portrays Siras.
Rajkumar Rao plays a journalist in the film.
Recently, Rao said, “It’s not a different story, but has a message of a social cause in it. It is a human drama with an emotional element. It is not an ‘out-of-the box’ story but it is a beautiful story and I feel lucky to be a part of it.”

His recent films, Citylights and Queen (National Award – Best Film) garnered immense appreciation from across quarters.

Going forward, the actor will be seen in Mohit Suri’s next, Humaari Adhuri Kahaani with Vidya Balan followed by, Hansal Mehta’s Aligarh alongside Manoj Bajpai.
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.”

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