The year 2017 was the breakout year for Rajkummar Rao who received accolades for his brilliant work in Newton, Trapped and Bareilly Ki Barfi. While the audience is eagerly waiting for his next film, reports suggested Rajkummar Rao will be reuniting with Sushant Singh Rajput. Rumours had it that Rajkummar Rao refused a film helmed by Nitesh Tiwari as he would have to play the second lead, while Sushant Singh Rajput would headline the main lead role. Quashing that rumour, the powerhouse performer clarified that the said film wasn’t offered to him at all.
Kai Po Che is a really special film for all of us, and I keep getting messages on social media handles that we all should collaborate again. I’m sure that both Sushant and I will collaborate on something exciting very soon,” he said.
Rumours had it that the ‘Newton’ actor refused a film helmed by Nitesh Tiwari as he was not ready to play the second lead, while SSR was on the main lead role. Both the actors, who worked together in ‘Kai Po Che’, marking a major milestone in their respective careers, have been friends ever since.
Adds Rajkummar, “As a fan, I can’t wait to watch his films and I am sure this one will be wonderful as well. I can’t wait to collaborate with him on something soon.” Contrary to the baseless reports, Rajkummar Rao maintains that in the spirit of quality cinema, he would like nothing more than to collaborate with the talents of the industry.
Sushant Singh Rajput and Rajkumar Rao were first seen together in Abhishek Kapoor’s 2013 film, Kai Po Che. The film marked the debut of Sushant in films from TV. The duo, then, reunited in Dinesh Vijan’s directorial debut, Raabta which released last year but failed to impress the audience.