Maddock Films, known for working on classics like Stree and Angrezi Medium, recently launched the trailer for their newest film Made in China, starring Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy. The film is about a Gujarati entrepreneur who uses his penchant for jugaad to create a business.
Speaking about his character, Rao says he was able to go all out to express his character’s Gujarati-ness. “I got to go all out in playing this Gujarati character, which I wasn’t able to do in Kai Po Che; it was very subtle in that film. I started smelling Gujarat and I had picked up Gujarat nuances while staying out there as well,” he reveals.
The actor adds that prepping for the role took some time. “I had to gain weight, so it took me about one-and-a-half months to prepare for this role. There was lots of detailed explanation in the script as well, so it became easy for me to play this character to the best of my ability,” he shares.
Preparing for the film also took time because the writers visited sexologists in order to write authentic dialogues. However, Rao did not join the writers on these visits. “I did not go, and I have never been to a sexologist. But if I have to go to consult a sexologist I will unhesitatingly go. In fact, we need not feel that visiting a sexologist is taboo. If need be, we should go ahead and consult them. All the real incidents that came up during our writers’ research are damn interesting,” he reveals.
While working on Made In China, Rao recalled his own days of struggle and jugaad. “When looking for work, people say you have to do jugaad and you have to attend parties. Luckily there were casting directors in existence, so we could go for auditions....