Rajkummar Rao’s back-to-back successes at the box office and superlative talent that he possesses has landed him in the league of top stars in the B-town. He’s now being compared to other A-listers like Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh but what Rao thinks that he sees no competition when it comes to art especially acting. He has been on a career-high with consecutive commercial hits & critically acclaimed movies since 2017.
When Rao was asked about his perception that he’s now in the league of Ranbir & Ranveer, he told the reporters,
“I take it as a compliment. I’m a huge fan of both Ranbir and Ranveer, they are doing tremendously good. I’m looking forward to ‘Gully Boy’ and ‘Brahmastra’. It’s overwhelming, I take it with a lot of gratitude because you’re comparing me with two great actors,” he added.
He also admitted that he wants to grow with every movie that he does and not look at things with the lens of competition. He said;
“I never see competition in any art form, specially acting as you are dealing with emotions. I can’t say I cry better then the other actor. You just have to grow with every film as an actor and let people decide what they want to say. I just want to grow and push myself with every film.”
He spoke the above-mentioned lines while he was being interviewed at a special event of his upcoming film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga on Monday night. The movie features Sonam Kapoor, Juhi Chawla & pairs him with Anil Kapoor for the 2nd time.
Rao says that Anil Kapoor has no ego when he’s working & believes that it is one of the best qualities that make him the veteran actor.
“He (Anil) works with a lot of passion and dedication. He doesn’t stop until he gets the perfect take. I used to feel very small when he used to ask me ‘Raj how was it, did I do okay?’ That’s his commitment towards his work.”
“He has no ego when he’s working. He wants to do better every time. I’ve learnt a lot from him, that no matter how big a star you are, have been working for so long, every film is new, every film your first,” he added.
The movie is set to be released a day after tomorrow i.e. on Friday, February 1.