His outstanding performance in Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Highway’ (2014) has earned him a higher status in the Indian film industry than before. However in 2008, Randeep Hooda was a part of a film titled ‘Rang Rasiya’, where he plays the great artists Raja Ravi Verma. However had only been screen at a BFI London Film Festival at the time. Finally ready for release world wide, the actor believes that the delay won’t effect the way audiences respond to it.
Playing the painter who was the first in creating the beautiful imagery of Hindu gods and goddesses, NDTV��reported the actor stating, “This film is based years back, so it’s not that the delay will affect the film any way. Controversy creates curiosity and people talk about it. The more people talk about it (the film), it will help.”
Being such a film, the big delay was due to the fact that the makers had a hard time finding the right partners to support it. “It’s a very controversial film and has faced censorship problems. So, to make this film reach to everyone, we needed a partnership and now Penn Movies is with us. We will have a good reach, it took a long time though,” Hooda went onto add.
Finally set for release on 7th November, ��’Rang Rasiya’ will also star Nandana Sen who will play Hooda’s muse. Sitting in the directors seat was Ketan Mehta, famously known for his direction in ‘Mangal Pandey: The Rising”.