Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao says that shooting for the
upcoming film Citylights drained him
Rajkumar who plays the role of a farmer in Citylights
asserted that the film has made him realise the plight of poor
migrants who live on the margins in big cities.
"The movie and its characters had a huge impact on me. People
like them exist all around us but we don't notice them. Now, I have
started noticing such people on roads. I can't help much but I meet
and tell them that everything will be fine," said Rajkummar.
It is the second time that Rajkummar and Mehta have teamed up
after their award-winning movie Shahid. Rajkummar, who garnered widespread
praise for his role in Shahid, considers Citylights as his
toughest role so far.
"It was one of the most challenging roles for me. My character's
pain and his battle was difficult to bring on screen," said the
actor. His co-star and girlfriend Patralekha, who is making her
debut with the film, also said that the movie has made her more
grateful in life.
"I am more grateful and thankful now. I used to crave for the
smallest of things, like a a new bag or a dress, but the movie
changed that," she said.
Citylights, directed by Hansal Mehta is a story about a
poor family from Rajasthan which migrates to Mumbai for a better
life and the film is set to release on May 30th.