Badhaai Ho transformed the course of Gajraj Rao’s career.

 Ever since, the actor has been impressing us with his immense talent. 

He now stars alongside Madhuri Dixit in Anand Tiwari’s film Maja Ma, which is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

 In a candid chat, he talks about his journey, the zone of cinema he belongs to, and his motivation to work.

It’s a family drama and though the colours and spirit have a Gujarati vibe, it isn’t stereotypical or language-centric.

 The name Madhuri Dixit was enough for me to do this film.

 Unko itna dekha hua hai, unko itna admire karte hai, so to be able to work with her.

 I am from Delhi, and since the time I was doing theatre there, I remember flocking to cinemas to watch her movies.

The way they smoothly switched their persona for different kinds of cinema was admirable.