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Rajat Barmecha is back in the game


The actor, who was pursuing his passion for travelling post the success of Udaan, will soon be seen on the small screen with Girls in the City 2           

 Rajat Barmecha made his Bollywood debut with Anurag Kashyap’s production “Udaan” and the actor says he doesn’t need to go asking for an acting job from his mentor because they are like family.

The 27-year-old actor, who debuted in the 2010 film directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, says if they believe that he is cut out for a particular role, they will surely approach him.

“Anurag and Vikram are like family in Bombay. I don’t have to go upto them and tell them let’s do something together. If they think I’m suited for some role, I know they will let me know,” Rajat said.

The actor says even if he was offered a film like Kashyap’s magnum opus “Gangs of Wasseypur”, he would have felt out of place.

“As much as I would have loved to do a ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, it was not a movie I could visualise essaying a role in. It would have been exciting for me as an actor but I know in my gut, it was not for someone like me. It’s a different genre if I keep my look in mind. There’s nothing I could have done in ‘GOW’, so there’s no point in saying that they didn’t approach me or them saying that maybe I could do it,” he added.

The actor says that he is in constant touch with Anurag and Vikram and is eager to collaborate with them in near future. When asked why he has disappeared from the film scene post “Udaan”, Rajat says he was busy pursuing his other passion which is travelling.

“From the past two years, I have been solo backpacking. But I have not just been travelling, I did two films in the middle, which are slated for release this year. I started shooting for the second season of ‘Girl in the City’, a Bindass web series,” Rajat says.

The actor reprises his role as Kartik in the web series that premiered last year and says that the audience has been kind in embracing his character with so much love. “I was overwhelmed with the response. It was both unexpected and satisfying.” “Girl in the City 2” will air in March this year.