Posted on August 11, 2017 at 12:42 pm

Bollywood Entertainment

UA Exclusive| Rajkummar Rao: I Had Cut My Hand And Wrote Letters To Woo A Girl Which Is Stupid

He has impressed the audience and critics with his amazing acting skills and now he has also shown some of his dance moves in his upcoming movie Bareilly Ki Barfi, well it is none other than Rajkummar Rao.

UrbanAsian recently got a chance to interview him and it turned out to be a fun conversation. Here is what Rajkummar wants to speak about his movie Bareilly Ki Barfi. He also revealed the stupid things he has done to woo a girl.


  • Does Rajkummar Rao agree to the dialogue, ‘Ladkiya Agar Shakal Dekhke Haan Bolti Toh Aadhe Ladke Kanwaare Reh Jaata’?

(Laughs) I don’t know actually. I don’t have any definition of a good looking person. I don’t go by the face. For me it is actually the soul, the behavior that is more important than the face. But I am sure there are people who really go by the looks, so yaa this dialogue is for them. (Laughs)

  • What was the idea behind the poster?

There are a lot of street markets in small town, so the cart idea is from there. And as Bareilly Ki Barfi is a fun journey, so I guess that was the idea behind the poster.

  • Have you ever fallen in love with a fictional character?

There is a lot of fictional characters I m in love with but Fountain Harry is my favorite book of all times. There are so many characters in the book.

  • What is the greatest extent you’ve gone to woo a girl?

I have done a lot of stupid things. I had cut my hand, which is really stupid. Wrote letters, gave flowers and a lot many things but trust me girls don’t get impressed with such things. So my suggestion would be that please don’t do all this, please be real, be yourself.

  • Would you ever change yourself to attain love?

No not really. But it depends on the relationship. If there is something that would make my partner happy I would do that.

  • How did you get the nuances of UP character?

I am from the Northern part of India. From Delhi, Haryana, so my Hindi is very clear which is why I did not find it tough to get that character. I have a lot of friends in Up also so I had a knack of the accent already. And we also had an accent coach on set; Rohit Chudhary who is also playing the character of Munna. So he helped us in getting the actual accent.

  • How do you make sure that all your characters are different from each other?

I try that. Because we all are different. Even in real life not two people are exactly same. So I try and make my characters different. That is what I love about acting. You can live so many lives in one life. I don’t find it fun in doing the same thing again and again. So to push myself I try and look for different things.

  • Now that you’ve done versatile characters, what can we expect next?

This year itself after Bareilly Ki Barfi there is Newton, then there is Omerta which has been selected in TIFF and then there is Subash Chandra Bose where I play Subash Chandra Bose and more exciting work ahead.

  • Do Box Office number(s) matter to you?

It is something which is not in my hand and not in my control. Ofcourse I want all my films to make money. I want my producers to make money. But it is something that I don’t wanna think about too much. You cannot predict which film will make money and which will not. That is the beauty of cinema; to try and keep taking risks.

  • What was the one particular thing that made you say yes to the character?

The story and my part in it. I think it is an extremely funny story and I got to do something that I have not played earlier. I got to play two different characters in one movie which fascinated me more.