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Hansal Mehta Was Not Ready For Shahid’s Audition For Rajkummar Rao; ‘Mukesh Chhabra Asked To Meet Me’

Rajkummar Rao and also Hansal Mehta first teamed up for Shahid in 2013 and took place to interact in films like Citylights, Aligarh, Omerta and Chhalaang. Besides their specialist cooperations, the duo also share an excellent bond off screen. Nevertheless, you would be stunned to understand that there was a time when Mehta was apprehensive concerning casting Rajkummar in their initial collaboration, Shahid.

Hansal Mehta recently make this revelation in a meeting with Mashable India and also claimed that he accepted meet the Stree actor just on the persistence of casting supervisor Mukesh Chhabra as well as filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.

Hansal told the portal, “I was not ready to meet him (Rao). Anurag Kashyap and also Mukesh Chhabra told me to at least meet him as soon as. I claimed, ‘Mil kar kya karun, paise vaise bhi nahi mil rahe picture banane ke (Why ought to I meet, I am anyways not obtaining money to make the film)’. How will I be able to make the film with Rajkummar Yadav, he was after that named that.”

The Citylights director claimed that Mukesh Chhabra was confident concerning Rajkummar Rao as well as eventually, called him to educate that Rao was standing outside his workplace. He said, “Acha ladka hai, chai pilaa kar bhej dena bas’. (He is a great boy. Just use a cup of tea as well as send him away).” Hansal Mehta disclosed that Rajkummar Rao strolled into his workplace as well as they spoke for over a hr. The filmmaker claimed that after their initial conference, he was convinced concerning casting Rajkummar Rao in Shahid.

“I try to find a vibe when I cast an individual. I cast him because I liked him. There was something very stunning concerning him,” Mehta told the portal.

Shahid is based upon the life of attorney and human rights protestor Shahid Azmi, that was executed in 2010. Rajkummar Rao landed a National Honor for Finest Star for this film while Hansal Mehta won the very best Supervisor honor.

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