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Randeep Hooda is playing the role of legendary 19th century painter Raja Ravi Varma in ‘Rang Rasiya‘ and the actor says that the film will boost his movie career.
The 38-year-old actor has played the role of the legendary painter in two phases — first as a 60-year-old and then as a 20-year-old man.
“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 told PTI.
‘Rang Rasiya‘, directed by Ketan Mehta, is an adaptation of Marathi writer Ranjit Desai’s biographical novel Raja Ravi Varma.
The film was screened at the 2008 London Film Festival but was in post-production since then due to the Censor Board’s objection with certain bold scenes.
The film will hit theatres on November 7 and Randeep said he is happy that the film is releasing now as the audience is
“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,” the ‘D’ actor said.
Randeep has had a very good film year in 2014. His last two films ‘Highway’ and ‘Kick’ have been well received by the audience. Besides ‘Rang Rasiya’, the actor will also be seen in Karan Johar-produced ‘Ungli’, which releases 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’.
Randeep also attended the charity screening of ‘Rang Rasiya’ here held in aid of Mahindru Foundation, which works towards eradication of curable blindness and pledged to donate his eyes.