Rajkummar Rao has made his place in the industry as someone who picks movies with the most unique stories and adds life to them with his acting prowess. In more than a decade-long career, he has picked impactful movies such as Shahid (2012), Kai Po Che (2013), and Newton (2017). Meanwhile, he has also picked some comedic marvels such as Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017), Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana (2017, and Stree (2018), to name a few.
The actor recently got critically acclaimed for his latest release Badhaai Do, which is a comedy-drama directed by Harshavardhan Kulkarni. The movie throws light upon two actors in a lavender marriage. It has also been reported that he has finished shooting for his next movie, Bheed, directed by Anubhav Sinha.
A recent update about the actor is that he will be collaborating with Anubhav Sinha for his untitled directorial next. The anthology will be highlighting short stories set against the backdrop of the pandemic. Rajkummar Rao will be playing a pivotal part in the anthology. The short films are by Sudhir Mishra, Hansal Mehta, and Ketan Mehta among others.
A leading daily reported that a source said, “When Anubhav shared the premise of his short film with Raj, it resonated with him. The director felt Raj is someone who connects with the movie on a personal level. Casting is key for Anubhav, and he almost always knows from the get-go who he is envisioning in the role. He felt Raj was the perfect choice for the part,”
Director Sudhir Mishra has also reportedly roped in Taapsee Pannu and Parambrata Chatterjee for his short film. Commenting on this, Taapsee said that she is thrilled to work with Sudhir Mishra in a socio-political drama that spans two generations.