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People are saying there is a new couple in town: Rajkummar Rao on working with Anil Kapoor

Rajkummar will be seen sharing the big screen with Kapoor in two films this year, Fanney Khan and Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga.

Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao


Actor Rajkummar Rao says he is happy and content with the way his film journey is shaping up for the last few years.

Rajkummar interacted with the media at the launch of The Eat Right Movement, initiated by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the ministry of health in Mumbai on Tuesday (10 July).

On his upcoming releases, he said, "Fanney Khan is my second release of the year 2018 after Omerta and the trailer of Stree will be launched soon, for which I am equally excited. After that, I have Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga. So I am very happy the way it's going and the way my film journey is shaping up. It's a humble beginning of this year and I just wish this year also brings same amount of happiness and work satisfaction for me like last year."

On the response to the Fanney Khan trailer, Rajkummar said, "I am really happy with the overwhelming response to the trailer. I have always been a big fan of Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. It's a really sweet film made by a great team and I am playing a very beautiful character in it.

"People are praising the character of Anil Kapoor sir in the film, and the chemistry between Aishwarya Rai and me is also being appreciated."

After the Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directorial, Kapoor and Rajkummar will share screen space in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga.

"People are saying there is a new couple in town in the form of both of us and I am completely okay with it. I have no problem with that," he quipped.

Rajkummar has just returned from a London shooting schedule of Mental Hai Kya, which also stars actress Kangana Ranaut.

"We are on the verge of finishing the shooting of 'Mental Hai Kya as we have completed the London schedule of that film. It has been a really nice experience shooting the film. We all are excited about it, including me, Ekta Kapoor and Kangana because it's a wonderful script. Since the narration of this film, I was game for it."

On working with Ranaut, with whom he has earlier worked with in Queen (2014), Rajkummar said, "It is a lot of fun working with her. We know each other from many years. Queen was a game changer for her and it is one of my most popular films. We are really good friends. We discuss a lot on set about enacting every scene in a better manner."