Rajkummar Rao denies being a part of Nitesh Tiwari’s next

Sahar Junejo



Rajkummar Rao has recently addressed rumours of him walking out of ‘Dangal’ (2016) director Nitesh Tiwari’s upcoming film, starring Sushant Singh Rajput. According to Rao, the project was never offered to him.

“I have immense respect for Nitesh sir and really admire his work. He’s one of my closest friends in the industry, with whom I can have a heart-to-heart chat. We never met for the said film; I don’t know from where these stories are coming.”, said Rao. “As a fan, I can’t wait to watch his films and I am sure this one will be wonderful as well. I can’t wait to collaborate with him on something soon.”

Previous reports suggested that Rao rejected the offer as he did not want to play second lead to Rajput, who will be seen in the lead role. However, Hindustan Times reported that the actor denies the speculations and would love to work with Rajput again. “‘Kai Po Che!’ (2013) is a really special film for all of us, and I keep getting messages on social media handles that we all should collaborate again. I’m sure that both Sushant and I will collaborate on something exciting very soon.”

Tiwari’s untitled film is a message-driven college drama, planning to go on floors in August.