Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma and actor Manoj Bajpayee have collaborated for films like Satya, Kaun, Daud and others. While these movies still enjoys a cult status among fans, you would be surprise to know that Manoj Bajpayee was once competing with the legendary late actor Irrfan Khan for the supporting character in Sanjay Dutt and Urmila Matondkar‘s Daud, which was of Paresh Rawal’s right hand. Backn in 2018, Manoj Bajpayee revealed this thing in the Hindi YouTube channel of Lallantop. Also Read – Trending Entertainment News Today – Sidharth Shukla blames politicians for ‘loss of loved ones’ in COVID-19 pandemic; Randhir Kapoor tests positive
Manoj revealed, “We were being considered for Paresh Rawal’s right-hand role in the movie Daud. Kannan Iyer, who made Ek Thi Daayan, was assisting Shekhar Kapur in Bandit Queen. He was writing Daud movie for Ram Gopal Verma. Kannan told me ‘Irrfan and Vineet have been asked to come, I am calling you as well, come. Ram Gopal Verma is giving the right-hand man role. But if he is impressed with you, he could give you a bigger role in his next movie.’ I asked how much money will I make, he said, ₹35,000 for that role.” Also Read – Irrfan Khan’s first death anniversary: 10 UNSEEN family pictures of the late actor that will leave you teary-eyed
He added, “I reached and I saw Irrfan and Vineet there. Dono se baat-cheet kar ke rafa dafa kiya, fir mera number aaya (Ram Gopal Varma spoke to both of them first, and then my turn came). We began talking, and I told him that I began my journey with Bandit Queen. (He said) ‘I have seen Bandit Queen twice; which role did you play?’ I said ‘Maan Singh’. He suddenly sprung up and asked, ‘Are you telling me the truth?’ I said, ‘Yes, I am telling the truth. I was Maan Singh.’ (He said) ‘But you’re so young and good-looking.’ I said, ‘Sir, I prepared for the role, grew a beard and aged the look (for the character).’ ‘Are you sure you are the Maan Singh?’ (he asked) I said, ‘yes sir.’” Also Read – Irrfan Khan death anniversary: Relive the actor’s legacy by binge-watching THESE 5 comedy movies
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He than revealed how he got Satya and said, “‘Leave Daud, this is not for you. I will make my next movie with you’ (he said). I said ‘no sir, I will do this, I’ll get ₹35,000…’ (He cut him short and said) ‘Oh you don’t trust me, right. You do it, main ek badi film Telugu mein kar raha hoon, wo shuru karne waala hoon toh main usko cancel kar raha hoon aur sirf focus karunga Daud ke baad issi film pe. Toh mujhe jo hai, writer laa ke do. (I am going to make a big film in Telugu, I was about to begin work on that. I am cancelling that now, and I will focus on the next movie after Daud. You get me a writer.)’”
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