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Raman Raghav 2.0 drained Nawazuddin mentally

Raman Raghav 2.0 drained Nawazuddin mentally
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Known to push himself while playing different characters, Nawazuddin Siddiqui says his role in ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’ was so demanding that he was...

Known to push himself while playing different characters, Nawazuddin Siddiqui says his role in ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’ was so demanding that he was reciting the movie's dialogues while being half-conscious in a hospital once.

Raman Raghav, also known as Psycho Raman, was a psychopathic serial killer who terrorised the streets of Mumbai in the mid-1960s. Directed by Anurag Kashyap, the thriller stars Nawazuddin in the role of the notorious serial killer.

"We shot the film for about 20 days. Once during shoot, I got unwell and was taken to a hospital. I was told later that even while I was almost half-unconscious in the hospital, I was repeating my dialogues from the film," Nawazuddin said.

The ‘Manjhi: The Mountain Man’ star said he had never experienced something like this before when an on-screen character of his disturbed him so deeply.

"My wife came and saw me like that and asked Anurag what was he making me do. Something like this, to this extent, never happened with me. This role was mentally draining for me."

‘Raman Raghav 2.0’, which also stars Vicky Kaushal will be showcased at Cannes' Directors Fortnight section. The festival will open on May 11.

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