Rajkummar Rao goes nude onscreen for Omerta
From losing kilos, to meet a man stayed in a high rise in Trapped, to analyzing the legal system and playing the activist-lawyer in Shahid, Rajkummar Rao always did his piece for a character’s authenticity
Remaining true to his high standards of method acting, the actor has now gone mad for his role in his latest — and by far the boldest move onscreen — Omerta, based on terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh.
Omerta is a drama film directed by Hansal Mehta. It was screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
Rajkummar says, “I’m comfortable with my body and if a scene genuinely demands nudity, I don’t mind. As long as it’s for the scene and not to titillate the audience, I am okay. Be it LSD, Shahid or now Omerta, these are all very powerful scenes in extremely relevant contexts.”