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INTERVIEW: Kailash Satyarthi is a real hero, says Rajkummar

Hyderabad: Rajkummar Rao has garnered immense love and appreciation for his stellar performances in a short span of his Bollywood career. The National-Award winning actor is heading for the release of his upcoming film 'Stree' which is a spooky drama, also starring Shraddha Kapoor. In an exclusive interview with ETV, the 'Newton' actor spoke about 'Stree' along with some other aspects of his film career.

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How different is Vicky of 'Stree' from Pritam Vidrohi of 'Bareily Ki Barfi' since earlier you were selling sarees and now you are a ladies tailor?


If I'll tell you then there will be no fun watching the movie but the two are very different. Pritam was shy but Vicky is bold and ambitious. Secondly, Vicky is a native of Chanderi, unlike Pritam who was not from Bareily.

What do you think about women, not 'Stree' but from a general perspective?

I believe if anything is driving the society in a right way, then it's the women only. You can take a housewife for an instance, it's not an easy task to run a family and look after each member and in other fields also women are doing way beyond men. I salute each one of them.

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How was your experience working with Shraddha Kapoor?

Shraddha is the right casting for this film. Firstly, she is very hard-working. She has immersed herself in the role of a small town girl. And the special part is that she has tried many new things for this role as you will see a huge change in her voice and body language.

As there is an ongoing trend of sequels in Bollywood. Which of your films you think has the potential to go for a sequel?

There are many films, first of all, Newton. I think its idea can be used to portray the condition of some other department. 'Trapped', 'Shahid', and 'Bareily Ki Barfi' also can have interesting sequels. I also keep on giving my suggestions to the film-makers, hope something like this happens in future.

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You and Hansal Mehta's collab has given amazing pieces like 'Omerta', 'Aligarh' and 'Omerta', is there anything you are planning for the near future?

Yes, we will be working together very soon, though I cannot much about the project as it will be an injustice to the producers but soon we will announce a special film.

You recently said that you don't see on-screen heroes as 'hero', so apart from the soldiers on the war-front, who is a real hero for you?

Yes, I don't believe in Bollywood heroism. For me, a person like Kailash Satyarthi who is reforming the society is a hero. And the soldiers who are fighting at the borders are real heroes. We are actors who are doing acting.

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What's in for the future?
After 'Stree', my next film is 'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga' with Sonam Kapoor, Anil sir and Juhi Chawla which will be out in February. After that, I have 'Mental Hai Kya' opposite Kangana Ranaut'. Recently, I have started a new film 'Made in China' so it's in pipeline. I am also doing Anurag Basu directorial 'Imli' in which I will again sharing the screen with Kangana.

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