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Rajkummar Rao goes unnoticed in Raabta

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 21 April 2017, 15:09 IST
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Rajkummar plays 324 year old in the film

The trailer of Raabta released this week with an element of surprise. No one seems to have caught at the end of the trailer we spotted a mysterious looking character who has been played by none other than the, Rajkummar Rao who was recently seen in Trapped

Rajkummar Rao is essaying the role of a 324 year old human. The talented actor looks absolutely unrecognizable. Rajkummar Rao has a brief but crucial role in the film There is immense detailing for the look as the look would lend to the narrative. The team did 16 look test before finalizing on the final one. Dinesh and Rajkummar Rao sat along with the team over couple of days to get the final look in place.

A special professional team from LA was got on board who worked along with Zuby Johal of Dirty Hands to etch the look for the ace actor. In addition to his look his body posture and voice modulation had to be worked upon. 

Rajkummar underwent 5 - 6 hours of prosthetic everyday to get into his character. In addition to that his styling was important. He is wearing accessories and also has tattoos.

 Dinesh Vijan says, "Rajkummar was kind enough to do me a favour. It was tedious but, he patiently sat through it everyday. I think, the idea of the prosthetics making him completely unrecognisable excited him as an actor."

Says Rajkummar Rao, "I did this friendly appearance for Dinoo and Homi. It was so much fun as an actor. Dinoo has a very clear vision as a director and he gave me lot of freedom as an actor to explore. The prosthetics used to take almost 5-6 hours everyday and then I would start sweating inside all that make up. It needed quite a bit of patience.”

Raabta starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon and Jim Sarbh marks the debut of Dinesh Vijan as a director. Produced by  Dinesh Vijan , Bhushan Kumar and Homi Adajania  the film is set to release on 9th June.

First published: 21 April 2017, 14:59 IST