Rajkummar Rao does not want to be part of herd chasing Rs 100 crore films, says nepotism will always be there
Rajkummar will soon be seen in HIT-The First Case, a remake of a 2020 Telugu hit by the same name.
Rajkummar Rao has created a niche for himself in the film industry with quite an impressive range of films. His choices of projects time and again proved that he does films that make him proud, not necessarily for commercial success. In a recent media interaction, he said that he would rather be part of good cinema instead of one that makes Rs 100 crore.
The actor was speaking at India Today Conclave East 2022 held in Kolkata. The actor said that as long as producers of his films do not lose money, he would keep telling stories rather than focussing on the business. “I would rather do films I will be proud of. I don't want to be part of a herd. It is okay if my films don't make Rs 100 crore at the box office,” he said.
The Newton actor also shared his opinion on South movies overpowering Bollywood movies. He said that there is no set formula for a hit film. He believes that cinema goes through phases and since we started telling small-town stories, now it's time for larger-than-life cinema-like South offers. Further, Rajkummar also talked about nepotism in Bollywood. Citing the example of his classmates like Jaideep Ahlawat and Pratik Gandhi, he said several of them are now getting recognition because of OTT space.”Nepotism will always be there, but now there are many opportunities,” he added.
On the work front, Rajkummar will soon be seen in HIT-The First Case, a remake of a 2020 Telugu hit by the same name. Directed by Sailesh Kolanu, the upcoming thriller also stars Sanya Malhotra . Besides it, he is also shooting for Mr And Mrs Mahi opposite Janhvi Kapoor. He also has Anubhav Sinha's Bheed, Abhishek Jain's Second Innings, Stree sequel, and Hansal Mehta's Swagat Hai.