After a nearly one-and-a-half-year COVID-19-induced shutdown, the Bollywood film industry is slowly but steadily returning to full production. Actors who had no choice but to stay indoors for the majority of the time are now filming film after film without stopping. Rajkummar Rao isn’t an exception. Since the second COVID-19 lockdown ended, the Newton actor has been shooting back-to-back for Vasan Bala’s Netflix drama Monica, O My Darling, and the remake of HIT: The First Case. In addition, he has already secured two additional projects for next year’s floors.
Rajkummar Rao has now signed on his next film by filmmaker Anubhav Sinha. The untitled film is reported to be a social drama about an untouched issue, with Rao venturing into territory he hasn’t explored previously.
“Rajkummar Rao loved what Anubhav Sinha narrated to him, and immediately came on board. The director is again exploring a hard-hitting subject on a very relevant subject that often gets ignored. It has a great script filled with triggering pertinent dialogues, and Rao can’t wait to get into the skin of this fascinating character he is playing in this social saga,” a source close to the development told PeepingMoon. The filming of this feature will begin in November in Lucknow.
This is the filmmaker’s first work with Rao. Rajkummar Rao has six films scheduled for release in the coming year. His family comedy Hum Do Humare Do, co-starring Kriti Sanon, will air on Disney+Hotstar later this year, while Badhaai Do, starring Bhumi Pednekar, will hit theatres in early 2022. He is currently filming a remake of HIT with Sanya Malhotra before moving on to Anubhav Sinha’s film. Aside from these movies, he’s working on a Netflix feature with Vasan Bala and a web series with Raj & DK, the creators of The Family Man.