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‘Was hesitant about Hamari Adhuri Kahani’

Having starred in issue-based and feel-good films lately, actor Rajkumar Rao says agreeing to play an abusive husband in his upcoming film Hamari <g data-gr-id="19">Adhuri</g> Kahani was not an easy decision to make.

The 30-year-old National Award-winning actor said the film’s writer Mahesh Bhatt, who approached him during the making of CityLights, had a big hand in convincing him to join the Mohit Suri-directed project.

“My character is not a violent guy, he represents a part of society, where men treat women as their property and want them to be submissive. Bhatt <g data-gr-id="24">saab</g> told me about this idea while I was doing CityLights. “Then I read the script. I was a little apprehensive as this is something I have not done before - the maturity level, the understanding of the character was something else. I was not sure if I will be able to pull it off but Bhatt <g data-gr-id="25">saab</g> kind of convinced me. And then there is Mohit Suri, so I was happy to come on board,” Rajkumar told media person.

Hamari <g data-gr-id="20">Adhuri</g> Kahani also stars Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan and is a love story between their characters.

Rajkumar said his character may not have a hardcore romantic angle in the film but is instrumental in taking the love story forward.The film may be based on the love story of Bhatt’s parents, but Rajkumar said it is not a biopic and is built on certain incidents. 
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