NO, that way I feel I am very lucky as I never had to face any kind of casting couch. – Rajkummar Rao
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Rajkummar Rao is like a chameleon - give him any role or character, and this performer par excellence transforms into that persona almost instantly.

Arguably, one of the best actors amongst the NewAge stars, he has raised the bar with each performance of his. And, how! In a throwback interview, he talks to Sumita Chakraborty about his struggle, making it big and more.

You are an industry outsider who stormed Bollywood with path-breaking roles and fabulous performances. How would you describe your journey?

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