Hansal Mehta on actor Rajkummar Rao: He is a gift; never fails to surprise me
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta has collaborated with Rajkummar Rao again, Now for the web series Bose: Dead/Alive.
He says that the actor was brilliant since Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
Hansal Mehta has worked with celebrity Rajkummar Rao at Aligarh CityLights and Omerta. (AMAL KS/ / HINDUSTAN TIMES)
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta is a lover of Rajkummar Rao. Mehta, who has collaborated with all the actor in films such as CityLights (2014), Aligarh (2015), and Omerta, says the celebrity succeeds in surprising him with every performance.
“I’ve always said that Rajkummar is a present. We have been working together for quite some time and every time he works together, or plays personalities that were various, he has surprised me. And the expertise of working with him again, for Bose: Dead/Alive, was no different,” he states.
The director has also been enthusiastic about being associated with the internet collection, which emphasizes Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s life and contribution to Indian freedom’s cause. One is curious why Hansal contentious, and picked a subject that has so far been guarded, however he clears the air on it. “I believe controversy is in the heads of individuals. It is an understanding. And it is that controversies are seen by folks. We have made an internet series for the electronic medium that is being consumed by so a lot of folks. Our goal is to emphasize the fact that the freedom that we enjoy now is due to folks like Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and their passion, and it has been an exciting exploration on the guy, the legend, and the puzzle,” he explains.
But does the possibility of a backlash disturb him? “If after viewing the series people want to talk and debate, I’m open to it although I can not tolerate controversy for the sake of attention. It’s the job of the ignorant. We have put in a lot of research and Ekta [Kapoor] and her staff had worked hard. More importantly, the series is right to the younger generation who are much more removed from what’s given them the freedom they enjoy now,” he states.