Rajkummar Rao, who had a great year with Omerta and Stree, said he is happy with the popularity of content-driven cinema and hopes every year turns out to be good for him as an actor.
The 34-year-old actor has seen a steady rise to stardom with critically-acclaimed turns in film after film and is happy that people have started noticing it.
“I want every year to be mine, every year should be of cinema. I am overwhelmed. I am happy where cinema is going, people are enjoying watching films and they are spending hard earned money and watching it,” Rajkummar said at the promotional event of his upcoming film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga.
The films of superstars have not worked this year but Rao said it would be wrong to write them off. “They are superstars nobody can touch them and there is a reason they are superstars. They are ruling for 30 years. Just because one or two films did not work, I still love them. I have respect for them,” he said in response to a question about the poor performance of star-driven projects this year.
The actor, however, believes content is being given a priority in the last few years.
“Content is above everything. The story has to be an important aspect of filmmaking. People are writing good stories and characters. Also, actors are playing characters, they are working hard. It is a welcome change,” he added.