In this edition of Off The Cuff, Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao was in conversation with ThePrint’s Editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta and Associate Editor Ruhi Tewari in Gurgaon – incidentally, the film star’s home-town. Rao, who has seen significant critical, as well as box-office, success with movies such as Stree, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Newton, Kai Po Che! and Shahid, walked the audience through his journey transforming from actor to character. For Rao, there is nothing he loves more than his craft – so much so, that he was happy to sing and dance for the audience.
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ThePrint’s editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta and associate editor Ruhi Tewari anchored the conversation with actor Rajkummar Rao.
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From left: Shekhar Gupta; Kanika Tokas, assistant GM – customer relations, DLF Limited; Vishal Raina, assistant VP – CRM, DLF Limited (extreme right)
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Swarovski vice-president for Africa and south & south-east Asia Vivek Ramabhadran (right) attended the event.
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ThePrint’s deputy editor Arindam Mukherjee asked the actor how important it was for Indian cinema to be nominated for Oscars.
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Second from left: Dr. Rakesh Gupta, group CFO, Apollo International Ltd.; Nitin Mehndiratta, VP, IIFL Private Wealth Management; Vishal Raina
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The film star shook his ‘kamariya’ with a young admirer from the audience at Off The Cuff. VIDEO
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NetworkCapital.co’s founder Utkarsh Amitabh asked Rao about the support he received from his family when he decided to become an actor.
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It was a packed hall at The Crest in Gurgaon.
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Eeshta Malhotra, an admirer of the actor and design facilitator, asked him about the impact of Netflix and Amazon Prime on mainstream films.
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Senior vice-president of IIFL Wealth Management Sumit Bhasin felicitates the actor.
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Rajkummar Rao posed with ThePrint team after the discussion.
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Rao posed for selfies with the members of the audience after the event.
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The actor hugged his fan Ramesh Bhatia who sang a Punjabi song for the audience.
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