The Making of ‘Mr. and Mrs. Mahi’: BTS with Rajkumar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor

‘Mr. and Mrs. Mahi’, set to release in theatres on May 31st, promises to be more than just a cricket film. In a recent behind-the-scenes video, actor Rajkumar Rao and director Sharan Sharma shed light on the intricate process of bringing this multi-layered story to life.

In the video, Rajkumar Rao delves into his journey of portraying the character of Mahendra. "It's a very complex character for me to play and a very layered script," Rao shares, highlighting the challenges and depth of his role. He emphasizes that the film transcends cricket, touching on themes of relationships, trauma, and aspiration.

Rao reveals his methodical approach to embodying Mahendra, including studying various aspects of body language, posture, and character nuances. "I observed things and used different techniques in the film, like how to stand and the characters' postures," he explains.

Director Sharan Sharma discusses the meticulous process of structuring Mahendra's character to build a definition of success. He praises Rao's dedication, noting, "Rajkumar watched a bunch of videos of different coaches, from Justin Langer to Rahul Dravid." This research was crucial in capturing the authentic essence of a supportive husband helping his wife pursue her dreams.

Sharma emphasizes that Rao was the perfect choice for the role from the very beginning. "He has the talent of a legend and the hunger of a first-timer, making Rajkumar a lethal and deadly character to work with. We couldn't imagine anyone else adapting to this role as he did."

The video also features various scenes of Rajkumar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor practicing cricket, showcasing their commitment to authenticity. The dedication to their roles is evident in their intense practice sessions, adding a realistic touch to their performances.

‘Mr. and Mrs. Mahi’ is shaping up to be a compelling narrative that goes beyond the sport, exploring deeper human connections and struggles. With Rajkumar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor's stellar performances and Sharan Sharma's visionary direction, the film is poised to make a significant impact when it hits the big screen on May 31st, 2024.