Actor Rajkummar Rao has learned the craft of tailoring to prepare himself for his role in the upcoming film Stree.
The Newton star underwent a month-long training to master the skill and he learned to stitch a variety of clothing, from a blouse to a shirt.
“Once you sit on that chair, the coordination and reflexes are something else. You can cheat with a body double but I wanted to do everything and bought myself a sewing machine and hired a tailor in Mumbai to teach me how to sew. I also had a tailor guiding me on the sets in Chanderi,” Rao said in a statement.
The actor was interested in mastering the Chanderi dialect and he trained with a dialect coach to ace it. “I took a couple of weeks off from other projects to prep for Stree. We finished the shoot in one go. The horror-comedy genre while unexplored in our country has a huge audience,” Rao said.
The horror comedy, which also stars Shraddha Kapoor, is directed by Amar Kaushik and jointly produced by Dinesh Vijan and, Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK.
The film will release on August 31.