Rajkumar Yadav who began his journey in this film industry with ‘Love, Sex Aur Dhoka’ and following it were few more movies like ‘Ragini MMS’ and ‘Shaitan’ feels the success and popularity came his way only after the success of ‘Kai Po Che’.
The actor feels that the film which was directed by Abhishek Kapoor changed his entire game. ‘Kai Po Che’ a film which was based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel ‘Three Mistakes of My Life’ had a decent run at the Box-Office.
Rajkumar says, “The film (‘Kai Po Che’) definitely brought a lot of popularity for me than my previous films. The commercial success of this film worked for me, the makers promoted the film in a big way, I was there on posters and everywhere. That is how people know about me now”
Rajkumar also revealed that it was difficult for him to get a role in films prior to ‘Kai Po Che’ as he used to get rejected for reasons like ‘You don’t have proper eyebrows’ or ‘You aren’t fair enough’. But now that his last flick did well at the box-office, the people’s perception has changed towards him.
He added, “The perception has changed, the game has changed. Now I can choose the films. The reason for me to reject a film is the (bad) script and character”.
However, has further added that success has not changed the he has been working as an actor. “I like to do all kind of films provided the script and the character is interesting enough. Luckily I haven’t been typecast. I don’t divide films on basis of parallel and mainstream cinema, for me everything is equal,” he added.
RajKumar who has very interesting projects lined up, first is Hansal Mehta’s directorial venture ‘Shahid’, which is based on the life of lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi who was assassinated in Mumbai in 2010. After he’s done with Shahid, he will be paired alongside Kangana Ranaut in ‘Queen’, a comedy-drama directed by Vikas Bahl. Both the projects will see Raj Kumar in the lead role.
He went on to say, “It is not that I am focusing on solo hero films. I am ok being part of two- or three-hero films as well. It is the role that matters to me. The character should be exciting and challenging enough.”
He also spoke about how how life has become simpler in the industry, “I am happy where I am today professionally. I feel fortunate to have worked with great directors and actors. But I am critical about myself. I feel this is a small start that I have made, there is a long way to go.”