Rajkummar Rao is one true inspirational actor who always goes the extra mile to fit into the shoes of his characters. The actor is all set to portray the role of Netaji Subhas Chandra in web series titled Bose. A recent picture of Rajukummar showed that he has gone half bald for Bose and now, the Trapped actor is gaining a whopping 10 kilos.
"I am doing a lot of prep work for the film. I am reading a lot of books and watching videos. There is a lot of material in the script that is available to us. I am learning Bengali for it and gaining weight... I am gaining around eight to 10 kilos," Rajkummar told PTI.
The 32-year-old actor has also gone half bald to resemble the late freedom fighter. Taking to Twitter, he shared the new haircut and announced that the makers will release the first look soon. "For the look we will not make use of prosthetic, we will have less make up. We will find way to get as close to his look as possible. I am leaving no stone unturned for this," he says.
According to the "Shahid" actor, the makers will touch upon the childhood of Bose and his growing up years among other things in the web series, to be directed by Hansal Mehta.
"We are showing his story, journey from his school andcollege days to his disappearance," he adds, without divulging further details. "I am feeling a lot of responsibility on my shoulder to play this role of a larger than life personality. I am a fanof Subhash Chandra Bose and we are getting close to reality as much as possible but let's see how it shapes up. I am keeping my fingers crossed."
It will be aired on Ekta Kapoor's web channel ALT Balaji on Independence Day. On Twitter, Rajkummar wrote, "Got a hair cut done for #Bose. We'll soon put out the first look as Bose. Until then, these are the post hair cut pictures. Thank you @AalimHakim (sic)"
The series also features actress Patralekhaa. She will play the role of an elitist Bengal woman.
(With PTI Inputs)