Gajraj Rao: Digital medium has brought democracy in the entertainment industry
From playing a homophobic father in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan to a corrupt politician in Lootcase, Gajraj Rao had his plate full in 2020. Rao feels more settled and less frustrated after nearly 10 months of the pandemic and believes 2020 was indeed a good teacher.In this candid chat with indianexpress.com, the actor talks about 2020, the project that made him the happiest and the digital medium.
Here are excerpts from the conversation:
How do you look back at 2020?
The year started on an exciting note with Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. Though there was apprehension as to how people will perceive this subject, it was welcomed. So, I was looking forward to celebrating its success with my team and the audience. But the pandemic put a full stop on everything. When Lootcase released in July, it brought back the motivation.
Soon, the web became dominant. I did some 50-60 lives which was a new experience. Work from home was new. I directed some projects too. Now, after 10 months, I feel settled and not as frustrated.