Actor Gajraj Rao has uncovered his wife, Sanjana Rao’s response after he shared his apprehensions about his role in the 2018 film Badhaai Ho with her. In a recent interview, he reviewed that she called neither ‘Ranbir Kapoor nor Ranveer Singh’ and that he should take on the role.
Directed by Amit Sharma, Badhaai Ho spins around a lady in her 50s who gets pregnant and needs to confront the wrath of society. The film includes the late Surekha Sikri, Ayushmann Khurrana, Neena Gupta, and Sanya Malhotra. It crossed three years on Monday. The film has bagged several National Awards
In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, he said, “Badhaai Ho changed my life! Amit Sharma (director) and I have known each other for more than two decades. When he narrated the script to me, I found it amazing. My first thought was, ‘Is this for real? Am I getting this offer?’, before realizing that it indeed was real… But then, my apprehensions kicked in and I was conscious if I could do justice with the character of Jitendra Kaushik because never before was I offered such a big role. But Amit was hellbent on casting me.”
Talking on his wife’s response Gajraj Rao said, “When I told my wife that it was a story about a couple expecting a child in their 50s and that people might make fun of me, she blatantly stated that I was no Ranbir Kapoor or Ranveer Singh, and even if the film does not work, it won’t affect my career or image. So I decided to go ahead with it.”