With impressive stints in Trapped, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Newton, Bose: Dead/Alive and an outstanding transformation for a cameo appearance in Raabta, Rajkummar Rao completely owned 2017 and there are absolutely no two ways about it. With films like Omerta, Fanney Khan, Stree and Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga under his belt, we can very well expect a cocktail of performances from Rao this year too.
While the audience and critics cannot stop raving about Rajkummar's acting chops, the actor himself too is happy and content with how his career has been shaping up in the past few years. "Fanney Khan is my second release of the year 2018 after Omerta and the trailer of Stree will be launched soon, for which I am equally excited. After that, I have Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga," Rajkummar said in an interaction with the media at the launch of The Eat Right Movement, initiated by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Ministry of Health on Tuesday.
"So I am very happy the way it's going and the way my film journey is shaping up. It's a humble beginning of this year and I just wish this year also brings same amount of happiness and work satisfaction for me like last year," he added.
Talking about working with his pairing with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Fanney Khan, Rao said, "People are saying there is a new couple in town in the form of both of us and I am completely okay with it. I have no problem with that," he quipped.
"I am really happy with the overwhelming response to the trailer. I have always been a big fan of Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. It's a really sweet film made by a great team and I am playing a very beautiful character in it.
"People are praising the character of Anil Kapoor sir in the film, and the chemistry between Aishwarya Rai and me is also being appreciated," said Rajkummar.
After the Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directorial, Anil and Rajkummar will share screen space in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga.
Rajkummar has just returned from a London shooting schedule of Mental Hai Kya, which also stars Kangana Ranaut. Opening about the film and reuniting with Kangana after Queen, he reveals, "We are on the verge of finishing the shooting of 'Mental Hai Kya' as we have completed the London schedule of that film. It has been a really nice experience shooting the film. We all are excited about it, including me, Ekta Kapoor and Kangana because it's a wonderful script. Since the narration of this film, I was game for it."
"It is a lot of fun working with her (Kangana). We know each other from many years. 'Queen' was a game changer for her and it is one of my most popular films. We are really good friends.
"We discuss a lot on set about enacting every scene in a better manner."