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“Box Office Success Is Not My Aim”, says Actor Rajkummar Rao

Rajkummar has featured in different kinds of films. Now he is doing a horror comedy

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"If I will keep doing the same thing over and over again then, I will get bored and the audience will also get bored of me", Rajkumar says. Flickr

Actor Rajkummar Rao, whose latest film “Fanney Khan” has received mixed response from the audience, says that box office success of a movie is not his aim.

Rajkummar was interacting with media to promote his forthcoming film “Stree” on Tuesday here.

The critically acclaimed actor has been often praised by critics and audiences. But he is yet to transform that into a major box office success like his male counterparts such as Varun Dhawan, Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh have been able to.

Asked whether he is working on that aspect, the National Award winner said: “That is not in my hands so, I don’t have any idea how to work on that aspect.”

The critically acclaimed actor has been often praised by critics and audiences.
The critically acclaimed actor has been often praised by critics and audiences.

“My job is to deliver good performances. My last year’s films, whether it was ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’, ‘Trapped’ or ‘Newton’, have done good business. So it is not that my films haven’t done well at the box office.

“My films are doing good business. That’s the reason why I am constantly working in many films. Box office success of a film is not my aim because it is not in my hands. My job is to act and I get satisfied when people appreciate my work.”

Rajkummar has featured in different kinds of films. Now he is doing a horror comedy.

Asked whether it’s his conscious effort to act in different types of films, he said: “Definitely. That’s my conscious effort because that’s the fun of being an actor… to do different kinds of stuff.

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“If I will keep doing the same thing over and over again then, I will get bored and the audience will also get bored of me. Therefore, my effort is to choose unique characters or I do something different while playing those characters which will excite me and the audience.”

“Stree”, which also stars Shraddha Kapoor, is scheduled to release on August 31. (IANS)

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I Want To Keep on Evolving As an Actor: Ranveer Singh

"I am looking forward to our next creative collaboration," he said

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Ranveer singh Playing Alauddin Khilji in Padmavati
Ranveer singh Playing Alauddin Khilji in Padmavati. Instagram

Actor Ranveer Singh says he wants to explore something new with each of his project, and keep on evolving as an artiste.

“As an artiste, I have always wanted to entertain audiences, at the same time offering something new to them with every film, with a constant endeavour to push myself to evolve as an actor,” Ranveer said in a statement.

“With ‘Simmba’ again, I was doing something absolutely new, thus adding a new dimension to my repertoire,” he added.

Last year, Ranveer garnered applause for essaying the role of villainous Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji in “Padmaavat”. At the moment, he is enjoying successful run of “Simmba”.

Ranveer’s performance as the corrupt police officer Simmba, who has a moral turnaround to become the saviour of justice, has been getting positive response from critics and audiences.

Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh wants to keep on evolving as an actor. Flickr

Rohit Shetty’s “Simmba”, an action-comedy drama, revolves around a corrupt police officer who eventually stands up against rapist. Also starring Sara Ali Khan, the film opened on December 28 last year. It has crossed the Rs 100 crore mark.

Talking about the film, Ranveer said: “I had never done this kind of out and out masala entertainer — a kind of movie I had always wanted to do. I’m extremely grateful to the audience for the love they have showered on my performance and on the film. It is encouraging and truly humbling. It has been an absolutely incredible year for me, and the success of ‘Simmba’ makes it an ideal way to end the year — on a huge, huge high.”

Ranveer Singh credits the success of “Simmba” to Shetty’s vision.

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“I want to thank Rohit Shetty for believing in me and making me his hero. Rohit’s vision propelled by the collective effort of his entire team has been the sole reason behind ‘Simmba’ hitting the bullseye. It has been an absolute honour to work with him and his stellar team. Their large-hearted mentoring and exemplary work ethic has spurred a tremendous growth in me as a performer.

“I am looking forward to our next creative collaboration,” he said. (IANS)