Rahul, who became popular with a lead role in TV series 'Heena', tried his luck at films with duds like 'Yeh Mohabbat Hai' and 'Nayee Padosan'.

But now he's hoping for a new lease of life in filmdom with Anurag Kashyap's 'Ugly'. "It's a good time now to be an actor in India with all these young and exciting directors like Kashyap making interesting movies and doing such a brilliant job. Opportunities have opened up for actors and directors, and we even have fantastic new stories," Rahul said here.

Rahul says it felt 'great' to be back in front of the camera. "It's my good fortune that I am getting to work with a director like Anurag Kashyap in 'Ugly',” he added.

I needed a good script to work in. I could not do just any film. 'Ugly' is a classic, it's a bit dark but has a gripping story," Rahul said.

'Ugly' also features Ronit Roy and Tejaswini Kolhapure in key roles.

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