Rajkummar Rao took in all the limelight and praises for his realistic acting in Vikramaditya Motwane’sTrapped. He is all set to take the level of his acting up a notch in Hansal Mehta’s Omerta. How?
Well, there was a scene in the film where he was to be hanged upside down and Rajkummar to make it look as real as possible did something unimaginable. The actor told a leading tabloid, “There was a scene in which the police remand Omar and I was hung upside down. The action crew and actors were required to thrash me (for the sequence). I asked them to actually beat me up.”
“It’s important that the scene look authentic. I wanted to feel the pain because that makes Omar mentally strong. I wasn’t scared,” added Rao.
Omerta will follow the life of the British born terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, known for his involvement in the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002, and his links to various Islamist organisations. Rajkummar plays the titular role and the first look of the film created a stir among all his fans.
This is Rajkummar’s fourth with director Hansal Mehta after Aligarh, Citylight and Shahid. It’ll be interesting to see Rajummar step into the shoes of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh.
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