From Trapped to the recent Omerta, Rajkummar Rao has explored many unconventional roles. And yet again, he took the audiences by a surprise when Mental Hai Kya posters were released. Reuniting with his Queen co-star Kangana Ranaut, the posters of the said film were wacky and Rajkummar blended into it perfectly. But the actor had to take that extra mile and he was more than willing to do so. Even if it means piercing his ears!
Trust Rajkummar Rao to do something different every time you see him on the big screen! He got his ears pierced for his forthcoming film, Mental Hai Kya. Rajkummar strives for authenticity and loves to keep it interesting and real, whatever it takes! Reasoning why it was important to do so Rajkummar said, “We tried clip-on earrings, but I wasn’t convinced. I insisted on getting my ears pierced. It helps me connect with the character.”
The actor also attended a three-week long workshop to get into the skin of his character. “It’s a tough part for me to play but that’s what excites me as an actor,” added Rajkummar, elaborating, “Whenever I get an opportunity, I do my best to undergo extreme transformation — be it going half-bald for Bose: Dead/Alive or losing weight for Trapped (2016). As an actor, I have to do whatever is required for my character. I don’t like compromising when it comes to acting.”
Rajkummar is quite excited shooting for the film alongside Kangana too. “Kangana is extremely talented. She is a focused actor which makes work more exciting. We share a great rapport and I am sure Mental Hai Kya will be another exciting collaboration. It’s quite hot in Mumbai but there is great energy on set,” he informs.
“Our team is awesome and working with Ekta [Kapoor], Shailesh and Prakash Kovelamudi (our director) is lot of fun. Mental Hai Kya is a very entertaining thriller. I am really looking forward to it,” he concluded.