Rajkummar Rao is on cloud nine after the success of his latest film Stree. The actor has now collaborated with Radhika Apte and Kalki Koechlin for the first time for an audio project, Mafia Queens of Mumbai, based on Hussain Zaidi's novel. He told a leading news agency at an event, "I think content is the new entertainment. People want to experience something new, be it on-screen or audio. The definition of entertainment is definitely changing and I'm glad that I get to be a part and contribute to this welcome change."
When asked about how important it is for such stories to be told, he said, "I think it's extremely important because till date we only know about the men in mafia, but these remarkable women are worth knowing, the situations that shaped their lives and the emotions that shaped their destiny."
He further added, "I did not get a chance to read the book prior to coming on board for Audible. Thanks to this collaboration, I not only got to narrate the 'Mafia Queens of Mumbai', but also discover the complex situations, characters and uncertainty that shaped each of these women's stories. Through the book I discovered a whole new Mumbai.''
"The character that I liked the most was of 'Sapna Didi' - the way she changed herself to avenge her husband, her life, her vengeance... It is so powerful. I was narrating her story, but also listening to it for the first time and it was fascinating. For me, Sapna's story was a thriller and romance combined into one, it was shocking, gripping and impressive to know what she went through. I know it's going to be a favourite among listeners," he said.
Talking about doing a film with Radhika and Kalki, he said, "It has to be a story where we can all do justice to our parts and have good roles. But of course I would love to work with Radhika and Kalki.''