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Rajkummar Rao recalls surviving on one Parle G packet a day

Thursday, July 7, 2022 • Hindi Comments
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Rajkummar Rao recalls surviving on one Parle G packet a day

The path to become a successful Bollywood star is not an easy one and it is even tougher when you are an outsider. Actor Rajkummar Rao, who has played a wide range of characters throughout his career, also had his fair share of struggles when he was starting out in the industry. In a recent interview, the actor looked back and recalled the time when he used to live on one packet of Parle G biscuits for a day.

Rajkummar told India Today, "It was difficult being an outsider. I grew up in a joint family in Gurgaon and at that time, it was just a small town. I fell in love with cinema as a kid and knew this is what I wanted to do. I used to ride a bicycle 70 km up and down to Delhi when I was doing theatre. It was like going to meet your girlfriend."

He further added, "I worked really hard at FTII. I wanted to learn as much as I could. Eventually, I moved to Mumbai, but that was tough. There were times when I lived on one Parle G ka packet a day with just Rs 18 in my bank account. Luckily, I had friends from film school who helped. But I never had a Plan B. I always wanted to become an actor."

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