They have already started calling Rajkumar, Daniel Day Lewis of India with the kind of perfection he is bringing on in every role. Lewis use to do one film in 5 years and hence he could concentrate as well on one character but Raj is mostly shooting back to back with such wide variety of films and still manages to get the mindset of a character so well. In Omerta he is playing an actual terrorist called Omar Sheikh who was active since 1990’s to late 2000’s and participated in many high functioning crimes.
Omar killed a wall street journal reporter by the name of Daniel Pearl in 2002 and it immediately became the first line of his biography. Raj said in one of his interviews that he use to get up at 5 in the morning and listen to BBC radio for the accent because Omar was of British region and had a very thick accent that would merge in with his Hindi and Urdu. This really is a very complex character to play and many actors got up on the wrong side of life after going through such menacing characters but Raj could somehow switch it to the another film with out taking a three year gap.
Nobody saw Daniel Day Lewis to work in a slapstick comedy and than play Abraham Lincoln but Raj here did Bareilly ki Barfi, which is a realistic comedy and Trapped which must be a harrowing experience. He is truly a very hard working actor more than any degree of talent and one hopes that he does not burn out too soon. he has mentioned in the past that he wants to achieve a cult status like Aamir Khan and allow himself to be a part of one film at a time whole heartedly but it still a long way to go for that.
@RajkummarRao watched #Omertatrailer. Thoroughly thrilled. First time in life forced my friend to watch #OmertaTrailer.. I would even more excited at the time watching you in full.
— Amit Saini (@iamVa9) March 18, 2018
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