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(From The Times of India)
This BNA Lucknow pass-out has more pluck than luck. UP-born actor Rajpal Yadav tells NIKITA DOVAL that this city re-taught him the albhabet, among other things
Mera naam joker: I belong to Kundra, a village 50 km from Shajahanpur. I was the family jester and entertained my mother with my mimicry. My father used to say 'yeh kahan se joker paida hua hai!' At school, my first appearance on stage was in class VI. I was supposed to recite a poem but forgot the lines midway after seeing so many people around and just ran away!
Me, the village bumpkin: High on my roles in theatre having done well in Shahjahanpur, I moved to …