Rajkummar Rao shares his tale of struggle: There were times I would get a message that I have only Rs 18 left in my account
Acclaimed actor Rajkummar Rao, who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Made In China opened up about his part in a recent interview. The actor whose movie Stree crossed the Rs 100-crore mark talked about a time when he had just moved to Mumbai. Sharing tidbits from his journey, he said, "It used to be tough times for me. I come from a very humble middle-class background and there was a time in school when I didn't have money and my teachers paid my school fees for two years. When I came to the city, we were living in a really small house. I was paying Rs 7000 of my share which I thought was too much. I needed around 15-20000 every month to survive and there were times I would get a notification that I have only 18 rupees left in my account. My friend would have 23 rupees."
He also revealed that he didn't have enough money to even eat, sometimes. "FTII is a really big community. Sometimes, we used to borrow money. And other times, we would just go to their houses and share their meal sometimes. I didn't have enough money to even buy proper T-shirts. There's a friend of mine - Vinod - who's also an actor and we used to travel for auditions on our bikes. I knew nothing about the presentation - of how to look, what to wear. With the pollution around, we would just get down and clean other's face with rose water and think that it's the best version of ourselves." But given the place where he's reached now, it won't be wrong to say that dreams do come true, only if people would hang on.