The character of the legendary painter is played in two parts by
the actor. First as a 60-year old and then as 20-year old.
"I think this film will be one of the landmark films of my
career. I have worked very hard for this film. It is a very special
film and hopefully the audience will also enjoy watching me in this
avatar," Randeep said.
The movie directed by Ketan Mehta is an adaptation of Marathi
writer Ranjit Desai's biographical novel Raja Ravi Varma. Although
the film was screened at the 2008 London Film Festival, it was in
post-production stage since then due to the Censor Board's
objection with certain bold scenes.
Rang Rasiya will release on November 7 and Randeep feels that
the audience are more accepting.
"This movie has had such a big struggle be it with its release
and content. I am glad that this film is releasing now because had
it come out before, it would have been ahead of its time. Ravi
Varma is a huge icon in our country but people are unaware of him
and his contribution to arts and culture besides giving face to our
gods and goddesses. Through this movie I am sure that they will be
inspired by the story of the great artist,"Randeep added.
Randeep Hooda had an eventful year 2014 by giving hits like
Highway and Kick. The actor will be seen in Karan
Johar produced Ungli besides Rang Rasiya, which
will be out on November 28.
"I would like to think that this is the best phase of my career so far but not the epitome of my career," said Randeep, who will also be seen playing serial killer Charles Sobhraj in Main Aur Charles.