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Rajkummar Rao reveals he was to play lead in Gangs of Wasseypur initially: ‘After writing finished 3-4 months later…’

Rajkummar Rao was one of many many actors who had a small however important half within the cult basic Gangs of Wasseypur. Rajkummar performed Shamshad Alam, a small position within the movie that bareky bought him observed within the sea of expertise that the movie had. However, the actor just lately revealed that originally, when he was first approached for the movie, he was purported to play one of many leads. Also learn: Anurag Kashyap wasn’t certain about casting Pankaj Tripathi in Gangs of Wasseypur

Gangs of Wasseypur is a two-part movie directed by Anurag Kashyap. Both components launched inside months of one another in 2012 to widespread essential acclaim. The movies starred Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Sidddiqui, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Richa Chaddha, Huma Qureshi, and Piyush Mishra in lead roles. Quite a lot of actors had small roles within the movie. Apart from Rajkummar, the movie additionally featured Jaideep Ahlawat, Pankaj Tripathi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Reema Sen, Jameel Khan, Vipin Sharma, and Zeishan Quadri.

In a video shared by Netflix India, Rajkummar was interviewed by comic Zakir Khan the place they spoke about Gangs of Wasseypur amongst different issues. Rajkummar stated, “After watching LSD (Love Se Aur Dhokha), Anurag sir called me and said I am making a film and come and meet me. So when I met him, there was just a story, rather a structure of a story. And at that time, the film he narrated was Faisal Khan (Nawazuddin) vs Shamshad Alam (Rajkummar). Nawaz and I went to Wasseypur and I had a small tape recorder, which I used to record people there.”

Eventually, Anurag advised Rajkummar that he was starting writing the formal script for the movie. “After writing finished 3-4 months later,” Rajkummar recalled, “Anurag sir met me again and told me that my role had become much shorter. But I said no worries sir. He asked me would you still do it and I said of course. I am getting a chance to work with you. And I am glad I did actually.”

Rajkummar’s small position in Wasseypur did get him observed by one particular person although. Hansal Mehta solid him in Shahid based mostly on that, which fetched Rajkummar his National Award. From there on, the actor noticed industrial success as effectively in movies like Kai Po Che, Bareilly Ki Barfi, and Stree. His newest movie Monica, O My Darling launched on Netflix this Friday.

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