“Someone give this man a National Award” – Rajkummar Rao’s unbelievable transformation for Raabta gets a raving response!
As if we needed more reasons to believe in Rajkummar Rao’s mettle as an actor, here he surprises us yet again with his ridiculously unrecognisable avatar in Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon’s Raabta. Yes, he was in the trailer too but nobody was able to spot man and how could we? I mean, just look at him! It’s like even if we were informed Rajkummar Rao is going to be in the trailer, we would have failed to recognise him in the trailer. But that’s him guys….back to bowl us over yet again with his unmatched performance as he slips into a play 324-year old. Also read: Rajkummar Rao in the getup of a 324-year-old man is ridiculously unrecognizable in Raabta – view pics
The minute Rajkummar Rao tweeted his still from the trailer stating, “Here is my guest appearance from Raabta’, fans have been crying shocked asking, is it really him? Is that Rajkummar Rao? In fact, looking at his makeup which is so close to perfection, one of his fans is even suggesting he should be given a National Award for getting into this getup. Trust me, the idea of keeping Rajkummar Rao as a surprise package of Raabta is totally working in favour of the film; to an extent that some are even saying what if Rao will steal the thunder from Sushant and Kriti’s romance, once the film hits the screens?
Here, check out the maddening reactions on Rajkummar’s look below:
Let’s not forget, here it was not just Rajkumar’s look that had to be taken care of. Everything from his body posture, voice modulation, accessories to tattooes, had to be worked upon. A profession team from London was brought on board for the film. We hear that Director Vijan, producer Homi Adajania and Rajkumar sat down with the creative team for weeks to finalize his look. It took them 16 look tests to finally lock the final one. Rajkummar plays a 324-year-old man in the reincarnation based love story and his is perhaps the only common character that cuts through centuries.
Says Rajkummar, “I did this friendly appearance for Dinoo (Dinesh Vijan) and Homi. It was too much fun. Dinoo gave me a lot of freedom as an actor. The prosthetic make-up would take hours to put on and take off. I sweat profusely under a thick layer of make-up. It needed quite a bit of patience.”
“Rajkummar was kind enough to do me a favour. It was tedious but, he patiently sat through it everyday. I think, the idea of the prosthetics making him completely unrecognisable excited him as an actor,” said Vijan in another statement. Raabta will hit the screens on 9th June and we can’t wait for the mystery to unfold, how about you guys? Tell us in the comments below and keep watching this space for more updates on the film.