'Rajkummar has spoiled me for life'
Mumbai: Made In China director Mikhil Musale is impressed with Rajkummar Rao's dedication towards a project, and says the actor has spoiled him for life.
Made In China is Musale's first Hindi directorial. In the film, Rajkummar essays a small-time businessman in Ahmedabad. For the role, the actor spent a month in that city before the shoot, learned the language and gained weight to get the part right.
"When he signed on to be part of the film, he was already thinking ahead and making mental notes about what aspects he will need to work on to ace his characterisation", said Musale, who has grown up in Ahmedabad.
"Raj and I had many conversations to solidify the space of Raghu Mehta's world. Next thing I know, I get a call from him telling me that he is in Ahmedabad," he said.
"He took a video camera and visited many busy areas of Ahmedabad from Lal Darwaja to Gandhi market to Manek Chowk and also a few places that lots of people don't know about. He visited these places completely under the radar – going virtually unrecognisable," the director added