Mr. Rajpal Naurang Yadav, legendary Indian actor, brilliant film director, producer, adored entertainer & comedian known for his work in Hindi cinema by and large glorious movies like Phir Hera Pheri, Bhagam Bhag, Chup Chup Ke, blessed Vertos with his pulchritudinous presence on the 10th of August, 2021, via Lovely Professional University’s official Instagram handle through a live interaction session organized by the student organization Fiesta, under the aegis of the Division of Student Welfare.
As the session began, Vertos expressed how getting the chance to interact with the man who brimmed their childhood with joy and laughter was better than one’s wildest dreams. Mr. Rajpal began by narrating how he spent the lockdown focusing on his fitness, reading poems, cooking while the dreaded coronavirus mushroomed tantrums throughout the world. He enlightened us on his journey from being a country boy to one of the most adored entertainers in the country. His parents used to say how in his childhood, when he acted in front of villagers, the environment used to turn vivid and more lively. He also shared, regarding his first job with his friends in his 5th standard, when he worked on a farm on a princely compensation of 8 Rupees per day for 15 days and earned 120 Rupees, with them, he bought the entire book set for his 6th standard. He also added during his 3rd standard, when stood up to recite a poem; it was Independence Day, he was only able to speak two lines and got nervous, and he was awarded a pencil. That fear enabled him to work hard, be consistent and shoot 200 movies to date. He told us his most precious enlightenment of life is the art to stay happy.
His message to youngsters is that we should try to be a seed rather than a teacher or a scholar because a seed is the only life force capable of sustaining the continuous barrage of torments, but it still grows into a big tree and feeds humankind.
As the session picked up the pace, he narrated how he used to participate in extracurriculars during his primary school, and later when he moved to Shahjahanpur, he prepared a drama named “Andha Kanun,” which kick-started his journey as an actor. He reminisced how he started with serials, and later after impressing the directors with his skills, he was offered his first lead role in the movie Jungle (2000), which established him as an actor in the industry. The journey continued with several blockbuster movies like Chup Chup Ke (2006), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007), Dhol (2007), Phir Hera Pheri (2006), and that legacy continues till date.
As the session progressed towards a happy ending, he greeted everyone in the Lovely Professional University with his magical words, and stated he would try to meet us physically on-campus via Rajpal Ki Pathshala for 2-3 hours as the pandemic gets over. He also congratulated the Indian Olympic Contingent and shared a big salute to all of them. In those kind words, the man of honor signed off!