With multiple hard-hitting and unconventional films through his career, Rajkumar Rao keeps proving that he’s one of the finest actors Bollywood has got. On the occasion of New Year, the actor took to Instagram to share the first look of the character he’s portraying in the upcoming film ‘Ludo’. Needless to say, the fans were shocked.
In one of the two pictures the actor shared, he was in drag. The term drag is used to refer to the act of wearing clothing of the opposite gender. It is an attempt to disrupt the heteronormative ideas established by society. The actor is seen wearing a green ghagra choli, with long locks of hair left loose. He is also sporting bindi and lipstick along with ethnic jewellery. The ‘Stree’ actor who is coincidentally also dressed as a stree (woman) here is looking far away from the camera while carrying himself with utter grace. The caption read, 'Happy new year guys. #LUDO 🙏❤️@anuragbasuofficial @bhushankumar @tseries.official'
Rao couldn’t be recognised in his new look to the point that the fans almost thought the picture is of Alia Bhatt! One of the comments read “I thought it is alia.” While another one of the comments which recognised him said “Best drag ever!!! Happy New year Rajkumar!”. Someone also mistook him from Kriti Sanon and commented “looking like @kritisanon in 1st one.”
Earlier in the month of December, the poster for ‘Ludo’ was released. Directed by Anurag Basu, the film is a multi-starrer featuring Abhishek Bachchan, Sanya Malhotra, Pankaj Tripathi, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Rohit Saraf and Fatima Sana Shaikh.
Produced by T-Series and Anurag Basu Productions, the film will hit the theatres on 24th April, 2020.