Rajkummar Rao is an actor who gives his all to ace his roles in movies. For his upcoming film Stree, the method actor learned a brand new skill and have aced it.
Rajkummar Rao underwent a month-long training to learn the art of needlework. He learned stitching of varied kind of woman outfits from a blouse to shirt. For Rajkummar Rao’s character in the film, being a tailor was an important connection to the storyline.
Talking about his new learning, the actor points out that the job seems easy but required a lot of prep. Rajkummar Rao shares,
“Once you sit on that chair, the coordination and reflexes are something else. You can cheat with a body double but I wanted to do everything and bought myself a sewing machine and hired a tailor in Mumbai to teach me how to sew. I also had a tailor guiding me on the sets in Chanderi.”
Rajkummar Rao was also very keen to adapt to the Chanderi dialect. He underwent continuous training for about a month and also had a dialect coach on the sets who made sure that Rajkummar Rao sounded like a resident of Chanderi.
The actor further adds,
“I took a couple of weeks off from other projects to prep for Stree. We finished the shoot in one go. The horror-comedy genre while unexplored in our country has a huge audience.”