Can you believe it? Yes, ace actor Rajkumar Rao has admitted himself that he has faced a lot of trouble to shoot the character of freedom fighter Subnhas Chandra Bose for a web series of Alt Balaji.
Issues related to portray the character of Subhas Chandra Bose has started with the weight factor. However, it has not ended there. Rajkumar has to smoke also as Subhas Chandra Bose has a habit of smoking. The actor has gained his weight for about 11kgs in order to fit the role in perfect manner.
Rajkumar Rao has always been a health conscious person. From the very beginning, the actor has followed a specific diet. Due to discipline, he has managed to maintain his shape easily. For each and every character onscreen, Shahid actor Rajkumar Rao has given his 100%. Therefore, he has started to smoke and gain weight for web series on Bose.
Due to dedication towards acting, Rajkumar has smoked as Subhas Chandra Bose is a smoker in his real life. Now, Rajkumar is smoking even outside the sets. Creative producer of the web series Bose Dead or Alive Hansal Mehta has told us “I was shocked to see that Rajkummar had difficulty breathing in the Ladakh schedule and even more stunned to realise that in the role prep for Bose, he has taken to smoking. The man has no vices, I have seen him at his fittest best, eating healthy, sleeping early and having quinoa, however, to get into the skin of the character of Subhash Chandra Bose, he had to gain 11 kgs and also smoke onscreen. Now he has one vice, smoking!”
Following to the wrap of shoot, Rajkumar Rao has written on Twitter “It’s a wrap on one of my most ambitious projects”
The web series on Bose is directed by Pulkit. In addition Rajkumar Rao, you may also see actors like Edward Sonnenblick, Patralekha Paul, Sanjay Gurbaxani, Surendra Rajan and Naveen Kasturia in the series.