Rajkummar Rao says his role in Bareilly Ki Barfi was a tough one

Rajkummar's character as Pritam Vidrohi in ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ is a guy who is naive and vulnerable.

Published: 12th August 2017 11:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2017 11:05 AM   |  A+A-

Kriti Sanon, Rajkummar Rao and Ayushmann Khurana in the poster of BAreilly Ki Barfi. (Photo | Twitter)


NEW DELHI: Rajkummar Rao, who is known to be an unconventional actor, is all set to play the role of Pritam Vidrohi in ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’.

Off late, the actor is trying his hands on multi-shaded roles with films like ‘Omerta’, ‘Trapped’ and ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’.

Rajkummar's character as Pritam Vidrohi in ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ is a guy who is naive and vulnerable.

The posters of the film showcase diverse looks of Rajkummar Rao as in one poster he is looking innocent and naive and in another, he looked bold and badass.

Sharing insights into playing multi-shaded roles Rajkummar said, "My process of being an actor has always been the same. It's just that people are now giving me varied roles and noticing me. I am getting films like Omerta, Trapped and Bareilly Ki Barfi, where I get to portray a multi-shaded character, who looks, sounds and behaves differently. That's what I look for as an actor -roles that can push and challenge my limits".

Giving an understanding of his role and the film he shared, "Some roles take a toll on your mental and physical health. Trapped was a tough and grueling shoot and Omerta was explosive. Yes, Bareilly... is a lighter film, but it was a tough role for me as I had to portray a character with diverse shades without going overboard. In one scene itself, I had to show two different sides to my character and that was difficult. Ashwiny's film is quirky and the characters are so rooted that you can smell India in it".

'Bareilly Ki Barfi' is a quirky love triangle story between Bitti, Chirag and Pritam played by Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao, who are working together for the first time onscreen.

The film also brings to the audiences a National award winner team with Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Rajkummar Rao.
‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ is touted as the tastiest entertainer of the year and the trailer of the film and the songs have created immense anticipation amongst the audiences.

Bareilly Ki Barfi is produced by Junglee Pictures and BR Studios; Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, the film is written by Dangal's writer director Nitesh Tiwari and Shreyas Jain and is scheduled to release on August 18.


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