Bollywood actor Raj Kumar Yadav says he would like to strike a balance between commercial and independent cinema.
Raj Kumar Yadav, whose film Shahid on human rights lawyer Shahid Azmi recently hit screens, feels that having a superstar on board for promoting or presenting a movie does not necessarily guarantee success.
Shahid has become a beacon of hope to many independent filmmakers who can now dream of having commercial release of their movies. Director Hansal Mehta urges moviegoers to watch his film to boost the morale of indie filmmakers further.
Actor Raj Kumar Yadav will make an appearance on the TV show Yeh Hai Aashiqui. He will be seen in the role of a lawyer, just like his character in his forthcoming movie Shahid. He says working on the show was "fantastic".
Kai Po Che actor Raj Kumar Yadav says he finds it cathartic to work on 'mentally and physically challenging characters.
Director Hansal Mehta, whose upcoming film Shahid, based on the real-life story of slain lawyer Shahid Azmi, wants a street in the city to be named after him.
Actor Raj Kumar Yadav says he volunteered to do the naked interrogation scene in Shahid, based on the life of slain lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi, as he wanted to feel the character's pain and humiliation.
Slain human rights lawyer Shahid Azmi's brother Khalid says he was moved to see the journey of his older sibling on screen and is quite content with the biopic made by Hansal Mehta as it's almost accurate.
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta's Shahid, which has got a thumbs up from the critics and has been appreciated at film festivals, will now be converted into a novel.
Director Hansal Mehta may have to edit his ready-to-release film Shahid again for TV.
No arguing that some specific surnames carry a certain amount of clout despite a rush of young actors from outside the industry who have taken Bollywood by storm in recent times.
Actor Raj Kumar Yadav, who will be seen nude in Hansal Mehta's Shahid, is not comfortable with frontal nudity but says he doesn't want to limit himself.
"I can't limit myself but I am not comfortable doing frontal nudity," Raj Kumar said.