Luv Ranjan and Bhushan Kumar have reportedly roped in Rajkummar Rao for the remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s cult comedy, Chupke Chupke.
After giving power-packed performances in each and every film, Rajkummar Kumar is one of the versatile actors of Bollywood. His upcoming film ‘Made In China’ is all set to release on 25 October. And now another news for Rajkummar Rao’s fan that he will portray a role of all time Handsome Hunk Dharmendra’s character in the remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s cult classic Chupke Chupke. The original film also starred Amitabh Bachchan, Asrani, Sharmila Tagore, Jaya Bachchan, and Om Prakash.
Rajkummar Rao is all set to step into Dharmendra’s shoes for the remake Chupke Chupke
Rajkummar Rao considers this part to be a “big responsibility” for him. Confirming the news he said, “It’s a big responsibility to step into his shoes. The scripting is underway now. We know that we can’t match Hrishida’s (Hrishikesh Mukherjee, director) standard, but we will try and put our best foot forward.”
On refusing Dostana 2, Rajkummar Rao says while he regards Karan Johar to be one of the finest filmmakers in the country, and hopes to work with him soon, he could not give his nod to Dostana 2 because of the lack of availability of dates.
Moreover, he will soon be sharing the screen space with Priyanka Chopra Jonas for the Netflix film, titled, ‘The White Tiger’ at the same time that Dostana was scheduled to be filmed. The White Tiger, based on Aravind Adiga’s Man Booker prize-winning novel of the same name, will be directed by Ramin Bahrani and produced by Priyanka Chopra and Mukul Deora.
Talking about his co-star in ‘Roohi Afza’, Janhvi Kapoor, he said, “fabulous actress”, Rajkummar says that Janhvi “is going to stun the audience with her performance,” in the film. The horror-comedy, bankrolled by Stree producer Dinesh Vijan via his banner Maddock Films, went on floors in June this year.
On the other hand, Speaking about Nushrat Barucha who he will work with on Hansal Mehta’s ‘Turram Khan’, Rajkummar Rao said that the actress has “already proven her mettle.” The duo has earlier been a part of Dibakar Banerjee’s 2010 anthology drama, Love Sex Aur Dhokha.