Rajkummar Rao: “‘Omertà’ required a lot of work”

Shyama Sudra



Rajkummar Rao is one actor who has done a variety of roles in all sorts of genres. However his forthcoming film ‘Omertà’ looks to be his toughest role yet.

Based on the life of British-Pakistani terrorist Omar Saeed in which Rao is portraying, the actor will be seen playing an extremist dark and brutal character talking about the role, Mumbai Mirror reports the actor explaining, “This has been one of the toughest characters to portray. It is not easy to play the anti-hero. ‘Omertà” required a lot of work. Everything about me had to change — my voice, my look, my body. I’m very curious to see how audiences respond to me as a terrorist.”

Also catching up with the media was director Hansal Mehta who expressed, “Audiences will be surprised to see Rajkummar’s antagonistic turn in ‘Omertà’. Here is a man you will and must loathe. For both Raj and me, this film and Omar’s character were a completely new territory — a journey into an evil mind. This is a very different Rajkummar, he is diabolical in this film.”

The film is said to explore the extreme brutality of what Saeed want through in becoming one of the most dreaded terrorist. Set in London and India, the film will reflect of the number of attacks that happened around the work including, the Mumbai terror attacks, the 9/11 World Trade Centre attacks, and the beheading of journalist Daniel Pearl.

Already having been screened in a number of film festivals, ‘Omertà’ has been received well by all of them. The film is set to hit the silver screen on 20th April.