"Acting’s another name is waiting; Rajkummar Rao elaborates the importance of patience in an actor’s life".
Actor Rajkummar Rao, who is regarded as one of the brightest talents of the Hindi film industry, has that acting another name is waiting. He elaborated on the importance of patience in an actor’s life saying that it has become a part of his life.
Rajkummar Rao was interacting with News Helpline at author Satyam Srivastava and Rajeev Garg’s book launch named ‘Neelkanth’ on Friday in Mumbai.
Rao spoke about the importance of patience in an actor’s life at the event, he said, “Acting’s second name is waiting. When you come to Mumbai, you are waiting to get the right opportunity to work in films. When you get films, then you wait while the cameraman, director, and light men are setting up the scene, so you have to have patience in your life because there is no other option than that. It has become a part of my life and I have made peace with it.”
Satyam Srivastava and Rajeev Garg are engineers who were batch mates during their training period of Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and now, both work as IRS officers, praising them for managing their busy schedules for writing the book, Rao said, “Both of them are civil servants, so it feels nice to see that apart from doing their job they are following their passion of writing. I am sure it was tough for them because they told me that they used to write drafts of the book in the middle of daily traveling, so that’s off to their passion. It’s a mystery thriller about a cop in Delhi, so the concept of this book itself excited me a lot. After knowing both of them and after knowing its basic storyline, I am looking forward to reading it.”
When asked Rao whether he would like to be a part of the film which will be based on ‘Neelkanth’, he said, “Absolutely! I am always in a search of good stories so that we can make a film out of them. I am sure it will be an interesting and exciting book, so I think we can make a major feature film out of this book.”
Sharing his feeling after Rao came to the book launch event, Rajeev Garg said, “It was difficult for us to think that Rajkummar Rao will come for our book launch event but I am glad that he accepted the invitation very humbly and gracefully, so we both are very grateful to him.”
Satyam Srivastava added, “I was shocked when I heard that Rajkummar Rao agreed to come to this event. It was like a dream come true moment for us. We are humbled that he came and it was a very nice experience interacting with him.”
After Rajkummar Rao said that he would like to be a part of the film which will be based on Neelkanth, the publisher of the book Preeti Sawardekar said that “We were any way looking for producers and directors to make this book into a film or a web series and now that Rajkummar Rao has given his nod then it will be easy for us to get producers and directors on board.”
On film front, Rajkummar Rao was last seen onscreen in the critically acclaimed Netflix film ‘The White Tiger’ alongside Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Adarsh Gourav in lead roles.
He will next be seen in Abhishek Jain’s ‘Hum Do Humare Do’ with Kriti Sanon, Hardik Mehta’s ‘Roohi Afzana’ with Janhvi Kapoor, and Harshvardhan Kulkarni’s ‘Badhaai Do’ with Bhumi Pednekar.