Rajkummar Rao will be next seen in the film Omerta. The film is directed by Hansal Mehta and has won accolades at the Toronto International Film Festival and Jio MAMI film festival last year.
Today, the actor shared the first poster and also a new look from the film.
The Trapped actor took to his Twitter to share Omerta’s poster. On the poster, he is seen praying to the God and from what it looks like, he is at a gunpoint.
There are words like definition, psychology, impact, opponents, terror, terrorists and more on the poster.
Rajkummar Rao shared that the trailer for the film will be releasing on Omerta. The film will be releasing on April 20, 2018.
He captioned the tweet, “Here’s the official poster of #Omerta. Film releasing on 20th April. Trailer out in two days. @mehtahansal”.
The actor also shared a look from the film. The actor’s bloodshot eyes will send shivers down your spine. Rao shared this photo on his Instagram page. He captioned it, “#Omerta the story of an Antagonist. Trailer will be out in 2 days. Easily the toughest character I’ve played till date. @hansalmehta”.
Check out his posts below:
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) March 12, 2018
Meanwhile, Omerta will follow the life of the British born terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, known for his involvement in the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002, and his links to various Islamist organisations. Rajkummar plays the titular role in the film.
Mehta had shown Omar’s character in his 2013 film Shahid in a brief scene where he tries to brainwash lawyer Shahid Azmi, the film’s protagonist. Interestingly, Rajkummar had played the role of Shahid Azmi in that film.
This is Rajkummar’s fourth with director Hansal Mehta after Aligarh, Citylight and Shahid. It’ll be interesting to see Rajkummar step into the shoes of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh.
Despite having won accolades, filmmaker Hansal Mehta thinks that the movie might face some trouble with the censor board. In an earlier interview, he had said, “Let’s see. We will cross the bridge when we come to it. There will be a problem. But I hope they (censor board) understands the film’s context. We haven’t done anything to sensationalise.”