The trailer of Raabta has just been released and the audiences are excited about the intriguing ‘love through the ages’ story line. But another really exciting piece of revelation came when National Film Award winning actor Rajkummar Rao tweeted a picture of his look in the movie.
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) April 21, 2017
Shocking isn’t it?!
We were shocked too when we saw how unrecognisable he was. Rajkummar was transformed into a 324 year old man by a team of artists from Los Angeles who worked on his makeup, costumes. accessories, tattoos and voice modulation.
Talking about Raabta and Rajkummar Rao, director Dinesh Vijan said in a recent interview, “Rajkummar was kind enough to do me a favour. It was tedious but, he patiently sat through it every day. I think, the idea of the prosthetics making him completely unrecognisable excited him as an actor.”
An excited Rajkummar Rao revealed, “It was so much fun as an actor. Dinoo (Dinesh) has a very clear vision as a director and he gave me a lot of freedom as an actor to explore.” Adding to it, he said, “The prosthetics used to take almost five to six hours every day and then I would start sweating inside all that make-up. It needed quite a bit of patience.”
Directed by Dinesh Vijan and produced by Homi Adajania, Raabta also stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Kirti Sanon in the lead with Jim Sarbh in a negative role. The movie releases on June 9.