Though the 37-year-old actor has headlined comedies like "Bareilly Ki Barfi", "Stree" or last year's "Ludo", Rao said his latest film is a marked departure from these titles.
Based on the life of lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi, who was assassinated in 2010 in Mumbai, the film also featured Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Prabhleen Sandhu and Baljinder Kaur.
Rajkummar Rao is currently awaiting the release of comedy-drama "Hum Do Hamare Do", co-starring Kriti Sanon, Paresh Rawal and Ratna Pathak Shah.
"Hum Do Hamare Do", billed as a story centred around a couple who 'adopt' their parents, is directed by Abhishek Jain.
Present at this auspicious occasion were Rajkummar, producers Dil Raju (Dil Raju Productions), Bhushan Kumar (T-Series), Kuldeep Rathore, and director Dr Sailesh Kolanu.
On the occasion of Stree completing three years, Abhishek Banerjee recalls how it changed his life for the better.
Alongside the note, Patralekhaa posted a picture, wherein the two look adorable as they pose for a loved-up click against the backdrop of pink Bougainvillea trees.
The jury comprises Oscar-winning editor Jill Bilcock, screenwriter actor Vince Colosimo and award-winning director Geoffrey Wright.
The film also stars "Aarya" actor Sikandar Kher, Akansha Ranjan Kapoor of "Guilty" fame, "Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar" actor Sukant Goel, "Super Deluxe" actor Bagavathi Perumal and Zayn Marie Khan.
The Jamshedpur-born actor was nominated for the leading actor BAFTA for his role in The White Tiger where he played Balram, the quintessential underdog, from a poor low-caste family.
The 2020 Telugu cop thriller 'Hit', which stands for Homicide Intervention Team, is the story of a policeman who is on the trail of a missing woman.
Filmmaker Amar Kaushik, known for movies "Stree" and "Bala", was the first from film industry to criticise Singh for his remarks.
Rajkummar Rao has been feted with the National Award and has essayed characters that have redefined the Bollywood hero.
The actor said his late mother's faith in him kept him going even on days when he had nothing when he moved to Mumbai from Gurgaon to chase his childhood dream.
The Roohi actor and Varun Sharma talk about their comic partnership in the horror-comedy and the road ahead.