Rajkummar Rao is known to be a method actor and always goes out of his way to get into the nuances of his character. For his upcoming film Stree, the actor learnt a new skill. He underwent a month-long training and learnt stitching of varied kinds of woman outfits from a blouse to a shirt.
Talking about his new skill, the actor points out that the job seems easy but requires a lot of prep. Rajkummar shares, “Once you sit on that chair, the coordination and reflexes are something else. You can cheat with a body double but I wanted to do everything and bought myself a sewing machine and even hired a tailor in Mumbai to teach me how to sew. I also had a tailor guiding me on the sets in Chanderi.”
Rajkummar was very keen to adapt to the Chanderi dialect.
“Rajkummar underwent continuous training for about a month and also had a dialect coach on the sets who made sure that he sounded like a localite. He even made sure to have a chat with the locals there to understand how they communicate on a daily basis,” says a source.
The actor adds, “I took a couple of weeks off from other projects to prep for Stree. We finished the shoot in one go. The horror-comedy genre, although unexplored in our country, has a huge audience.”
Stree is produced by Dinesh Vijan, Raj & DK. It also stars Shraddha Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurana and Vijay Raaz.
The horror comedy has been directed by Amar Kaushik and is set to release on August 31.