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Rajkummar Rao to shave head and learn Bengali for a web series on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi 14 Apr 2017, 17:30:44 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

Rajkummar Rao is all set to woo his fans with his latest and classic avatar for a web series on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Rao will also shave his head and learn Bengali language for Bose series. 

The first season of the show will be a 10-part series and the 32-year-old actor says they will begin shooting once he wraps filming his movie "Shaadi Mein Zaroor Ana". 

"We will start the shoot soon. I am going to shave my head half like he had. I will try and be physically as close to him as possible. I will also learn Bengali and gain some weight. I am happy that finally somebody asked me to gain weight. So I will binge eat and have a lot of sweets," Rajkummar told. 

The series will air on Ekta Kapoor's digital platform ALT Balaji. The actor says he has begun prepping for his role and has been reading about the freedom fighter besides watching documentaries and videos. 

"It is a great story. When they told me about the series, I was on. As an actor, you are always on a look-out for something different, challenging." When asked if the series will address the conspiracy theories surrounding Netaji's life and death, Rajkummar says through the show, they will try and reach to a conclusion. 

"There will be a lot of conspiracy theories, but we will try and reach a conclusion. But it is not only about his disappearance. It is about his life in general - how he was a kid, why he chose to fight for Independence, his journey and formation of INA," he said.

(With PTI Inputs)