EXCLUSIVE: Rajkummar Rao opens up about his struggle during early acting days: ‘It wasn’t easy at all’

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Rajkummar Rao has managed to carve his niche in the Hindi film industry. The actor has won hearts with his acting prowess and talent. Today, Rajkummar is known amongst one of the successful actors in Bollywood. However, there was a time when he faced his fair share of struggles. Rajkummar, who hails from a middle-class family in Delhi also had to face challenges during his early acting days. We sat down for an exclusive chat with Rajkummar Rao recently. The Hum Do Hamare Do actor opened up about his struggle after he decided to pursue his acting dream and move to Mumbai. He also spoke about how his mother always supported him.

Rajkummar Rao told Bollywood Bubble about his mother’s reaction on his decision to move to Mumbai. The actor said, “She was very happy that I took this call to study acting and to go to FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) and to come to Mumbai.

Opening up on his struggle, Rajkummar said, “And, it wasn’t easy at all. This was not easy at all, this is not an easy city to manage. But, she always was by my side, and she would always, whenever I used to call her, say, ‘It would work out. And great things would happen with you and don’t worry about it. Just keep working hard, be honest.’.

Rajkummar spoke about how his mom understood his passion for his work. He said, “And she knew my passion for my work. So she knew that this is the only thing that he can do in his life. And she always supported me, whole heartedly.

When asked if his parents were ever aware of his struggle or what he was going through. He said, “Maybe not all of it. But some of it they were.” Rajkummar added, “But you know with moms, they know everything about you.”

Rao continued, “I think she knew everything what was going on. And that’s why I said, she supported me. If finance was a problem, she would manage it somehow, arrange it, so that I can live my life. I can try and make my dream come true. It was equally her dream as well.

Meanwhile, work-wise, Rajkummar Rao is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Hum Do Hamare Do with Kriti Sanon, Paresh Rawal and Ratna Pathak Shah. The movie is scheduled to premiere on October 29, on the streaming platform, Disney+ Hotstar.

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