Actor Rajkummar Rao completed a decade in Bollywood. Since his initial brush with fame after Dibakar Banerjee’s Love, Sex Aur Dhokha in 2010, the 36-year-old from Haryana has not looked back, delivering many knockout performances—Shahid (2013), Aligarh (2015), Newton (2017) and Stree (2018). Ahead of the release of Chhalaang on Amazon Prime Video—another collaboration with director Hansal Mehta—Rao speaks to Giridhar Jha about his success in this time of content-rich Hindi cinema. Excerpts:
You are playing a physical training teacher in Chhallang.