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RajKummar Rao Goes Nude In Omerta

In a sequence  of violent love-making Rajkumar Rao  had to not only  strip himself fully and  do a full frontal nude sequence he  also had be shown making love on screen as though he was declaring war on  all humanity.

In fact so savage was the sequence that Rajkummar Rao “lovemaking” partner was   impossible to  find.

Says director Hansal Mehta, “That’s right. The  sequence required an actress who  would be willing to portray the  most violent kind of lovemaking ever seen in  any film…at least, nothing like this has ever been shown in an Indian  film.”

(Having seen  the  uncut version  of the  film I can  vouch for the savagery of the sequence).

Hansal had to finally find  an actress  who was willing to lose all her inhibitions .

“It wasn’t easy  finding an actress to  indulge in the violence required in love-making . We did find someone eventually. Hats off to Rajkummar for giving the sequence everything he had, and then  some more,” says Hansal.

How frustrating  it must be for the actor and the  director when this crucial sequence  was cut of  the  film by the censor board.

Rajkummar Rao says he didn’t mind  dropping his inhibitions and clothes  . “Well , I can do it for Hansal sir and it also depends on how aesthetically it’s being shot . I don’t have any issues because I am not doing it.It is my character who was doing it and of course we are not doing it to titillate  the audience.It is a very important part of the film, part of the narrative.”

     Rajkummar  is  quick to point  out this this is  not the  first time he has stripped himself naked “In Hansal Sir’s Shahid also there was a scene where I was completely naked when my character is in  police custody and he is being tortured.But  again the nudity was needed…not just for the character but also as an actor to understand his humiliation and what all the  pain he has gone through.In this case too it was needed .”

  Rajkummar is all praise  for Hansal’s level of commitment. “Hansal sir is  a very fearless director and he is amazing in whatever he does and I completely trust him .So when he asked me to do something like this and get completely naked, I know it is done for some reason and just not for the heck of it and I don’t mind doing it if it is very important part of the narrative.”

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