Rajkummar Rao breaks silence on plastic surgery rumours: I saw the pic, must be touched up, only got fillers done - Hindustan Times
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Rajkummar Rao breaks silence on plastic surgery rumours: I saw the pic, must be touched up, only got fillers done

Apr 19, 2024 06:56 PM IST

Actor Rajkummar Rao, who will be seen next in Srikanth, says people used to make comments on his looks, would say he can't become a lead hero.

Rajkummar Rao, set for the release of his latest film Srikanth Aa Raha Hai Sabki Aankhein Kholne, found himself at the centre of a rather amusing debate: has he got plastic surgery done?

The picture in question which speculated Rajkummar Rao having undergone a plastic surgery.
The picture in question which speculated Rajkummar Rao having undergone a plastic surgery.

Ever since a picture of him at Diljit Dosanjh's recent concert went viral, people started speculating whether he has gone under the knife. But here is the man himself, answering those questions: "It is not plastic surgery!"

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Further talking at length, he is amused when we tell him he was compared to Rishabh Sawhney, the antagonist in Fighter (2024), "I found this debate very funny, I also looked at that particular image. That image looks too clean to be true, I don't have that kind of flawless skin. It felt touched up, I genuinely believe that. I started looking like a K Pop star."

He owns up to his fine lines and every other part of ageing normally, "I have lines, I am not a 21-year-old guy anymore. Having said that, people intially used to comment on my looks. When I was starting out as an actor, a lot of people, casting, production, would say 'you won't be able to play the lead parts, you don't have what it takes. There has to be a certain look of a part'. Eight-nine years back, after Kai Po Che!, I went to a dermatologist for the first time, I didn't even know these things exist."

He then went in for a filler. "I got introduced to all this. She said 'your face is imbalanced', and it was true, my chin was slightly low. I used a little bit of filler and I actually felt the difference. Suddenly people started telling me 'you are so confident'. Then films like Stree, Badhaai Do happened. I thought it was fine. It's my life, my face. If something medicinal is available, why not? If something gives me confidence, I would rather do it. A lot of people go in for hair transplants. As long as you don't do it in an extreme way and start looking different," says Rao, who has a busy slate of films lined up next in 2024.

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