Rajkummar Rao, who is known to be one of the finest actors of Bollywood, has learnt Malayalam accent for his upcoming movie "Aligarh", said a statement. The actor is apparently very fond of learning new languages and accents.

The movie "Aligarh" is based on the real-life character of Dr. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was a Marathi professor at the Aligarh Muslim University. The film will reportedly show the life of Siras, who lost his job due to his sexual orientation and eventually died in mysterious circumstances.

While Manoj Bajpai will play the lead role of Siras, Rajkummar will reportedly be seen playing the character of a journalist. Rajkummar has learnt an assortment of accents like Gujarati accent in "Kai Po Che", Rajasthani in "Citylights", Bihari accent in "Gangs of Wasseypur-2", Haryanvi in "Dolly ki Doli", Marathi in "Shaitan", Delhi and Punjabi accent in "Queen" and Now Malyalam in "Aligarh", which is apparently one of the toughest languages.

National Award winner Rajkummar has till date played diverse roles and has been most appreciated for his performances in "Shahid", "Citylights" and "Kai Po Che", among others. The first look poster of "Aligarh" was released recently, which featured both the lead actors. Directed by Hansal Mehta, the film will hit screens on 26th February.