Over the ages For many years, we have been fans of cinema which was beyond reality.The hero had supernatural abilities, would sing songs, woo the love interest tactics and save the day. However, in recent times these stereotypes are being broken.
Women-centric films, movies with relatable stories and especially characters which seem to be taken right out of our lives have been welcomed. One such actor who has made this change possible, which is like the breath of fresh air for cinema lovers, is Rajkumar Rao.
Rajkummar Rao or Rajkumar Yadav is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. Rao has established a career in Hindi cinema and is the recipient of a National Film Award and a Filmfare Award after three nominations. He is breaking all the conventional norms which had the archetypical Bollywood hero. How so? Let us have a look.
1. He is not tall and doesn’t have that macho personality.
We are used to seeing the Bollywood protagonist as a macho personality with drop, dead, gorgeous looks. Rajkumar Rao has none of those and yet he manages to look good always.
2. Offbeat movies and stories
Take any of his movies and notice how the stories are not the usual ones we see on the big screen. With every performance, he raises the bar.
3. Does not necessarily get the girl in every movie.
Another thing we are used to seeing is how the hero gets the girl in the end. In Rajkumar’s movies, that happens very rarely.
4. Alongside strong female leads
Yes, the female leads of his movies aren’t the usually shy and damsel in distress type characters either. And sometimes, they are even given more limelight, importance or footage than him.
5. Shades of grey
He doesn’t play the too good to be true type of characters. In fact, some of his roles have tended to be more on the grey side.
6. Knows his flaws and accepts them
The characters he portrays aren’t always the Mr. Perfectionist type of roles. His character has flaws, but he accepts them and even jokes about it.
7. Sincere and believable acting+character
The people who have watched ‘Newton’ or ‘Shahid’ will know best. There is no explanation required here.
With the recent release of yet another gem, ‘Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana’, he has broken these stereotypes once again!