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“I would not like to be a part of any film in which the script can move without my character” Actor Raj Arjun on being labeled a supporting actor


Actor Raj Arjun who is known for his roles in films like ‘Secret Superstar,’ ‘Rowdy Rathore’, ‘Raees’, ‘Black Friday’, ‘Dear Comrade’, ‘Watchman’ and many more will be next appearing in ‘Shershaah’. The Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani starrer will witness Arjun essaying the role of Subedar Raghunath. Talking about being labeled as a ‘supporting actor’ Arjun has said that he is an actor in its entirety.

The actor who is known for his versatile acting has an objection to being called a ‘supporting actor’. “Honestly, I would not like to be a part of any film in which the script can move without my character. I consider myself an actor because I might play any kind of role, and the film would be incomplete with me. So, I prefer being called an actor rather than a supporting actor,” he said adding that he enjoys playing all sorts of roles.

The talented actor also talked about his role in the biographical war drama and how he prepared for it, Raj said, “When Vishnuvardhan (director of ‘Shershaah) narrated the script to me, I loved it. Overall, it was an amazing experience working for the film. We went to Kargil and shot there. We met Army officers, spent time with them to prepare ourselves for the film. I also met the Subedar there and in a few days, he became a good friend. All of them were very supportive. We used to wake up at 3 am every day to get the vibe and at some point, we even felt that we were in the Army.”

“We were also trained to climb mountains and jump on huge rocks. Before going on the field, we used to watch and learn all those things on a projector. Also, due to some reason, our shoot got postponed for a couple of days but that was an advantage as we got some more time to spend with the officers. This is my first Dharma film and shooting with them has been a completely new experience for me. All in all, it has been a wonderful experience,” the actor added.

‘Shershaah’ is slated to release on August 12 on Amazon Prime Video.