In the year 2017, Rajkummar Rao made all the right choices and positioned himself as the undisputed acting talent of Indian cinema in the recent times with films like Vikramaditya Motwane’s Trapped, Bareilly Ki Barfi that won him accolades from Amitabh Bachchan and Aanand L Rai’s Newton, India’s official entry to Oscars.
The versatile actor had not only all the big names of the industry raving about his body of work but also bagged some of the most prestigious honours such as Filmfare for Critics Award for Newton and Supporting Actor for Bareilly Ki Barfi, the Variety Asia Rising Star Award, Star Screen Awards – Best Actor in a Supporting Role & Best Actor Critics, Zee Cine Awards – Extra Ordinary Impact Male, CNN-IBN Indian Of The Year Award and Best Actor at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
The gifted actor has showcased astounding amount of variety in his work to have viewers and insiders believe that he can pull off any role with startling ease. Powered by the successes of last year, Rajkummar is raring to go this year too.
Rao will be delivering his acting chops alongside heavyweights of Bollywood, Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai in Fanne Khan. Soon after, he will be essaying the role of Omar Sheikh in Hansal Mehta’s Omerta. Also, in the pipeline is a horror comedy produced by Dinesh Vijan, alongside Shraddha Kapoor, followed by Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisaa Lagaa, with Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor.
The tremendous response to his films last year is proof enough that the talented actor is an amalgamation of a powerhouse performer and an entertainer. Signed on to the most highly anticipated films, 2018 looks promising for Rajkummar.