Rajkummar Rao is one of the most talented actors of Bollywood. From Shahid to Omerta, he has done some incredible, critically acclaimed work. He is currently busy promoting his upcoming movie, Made In China opposite Mouni Roy and Boman Irani.
Like everyone else, he came to Mumbai to fulfill his dreams of becoming an actor. He was aware of the hardships that this city had planned for him. In an interview with Pinkvilla, he spoke about his struggles and he revealed how he survived initially when he came to Mumbai in 2008.
“It used to be tough times for me. I come from a very humble middle-class background and there was a time in school when I didn’t have money and my teachers paid my school fees for two years. When I came to the city, we were living in a really small house. I was paying Rs 7000 of my share which I thought was too much. I needed around 15-20000 every month to survive and there were times I would get a notification that I have only 18 rupees left in my account. My friend would have 23 rupees,” revealed Rajkummar.
He also revealed that there were days when he didn’t have the money to eat food. “FTII is a really big community. Sometimes, we used to borrow money. And other times, we would just go to their houses and share their meals sometimes. I didn’t have enough money to even buy proper T-shirts.”
Rajkummar, Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal have set different kinds of standards in the industry by doing different genre movies. We wish they keep doing the same and keep entertaining us like never before!
Rajkummar Rao’s Made In China will hit the theatres on October 25.