Did you know Manoj Bajpayee and Irrfan Khan were competing for a supporting role in THIS Ram Gopal Varma film?

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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67th National Film Awards: Kangana Ranaut bags her 4th award; Chhichhore, Manoj Bajpayee, Dhanush also win big — here’s the FULL LIST

The winners of the 67th National Film Awards are out and the big news is that Kangana Ranaut has won her third National Award for Best Actress (after Queen and Tanu Weds Manu Returns), this time, jointly, for Panga and Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, and her fourth overall, factoring in her Best Supporting Actress victory for Fashion. She’s now only trails Shabana Azmi (5) among actors with the most National Awards, and is tied fourth with Amitabh Bachchan and Kamal Haasan (if you take into account the latter’s one triumph as a producer). Chhichhore, Manoj Bajpayee, Asuran and Dhanush were the other big victors of the National Awards 2021. Also Read – Sagar Sarhadi, writer of Amitabh Bachchan’s Silsila and Kabhi Kabhie, passes away at 88


Check out the full list of the 67th National Awards below:

Best Feature Film: Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea (Malayalam)
Best Actor: Manoj Bajpayee for Bhonsle (Hindi), and Dhanush for Asuran (Tamil)
Best Actress: Kangana Ranaut for Panga (Hindi) and Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (Hindi)
Best Supporting Actress: Pallavi Joshi for The Tashkent Files (Hindi)
Best Supporting Actor: Vijay Sethupathi for Super Deluxe (Tamil)
Best Direction: Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan for Bahattar Hoorain (Hindi)
Best Debut Film of a Director: Mathukutty Xavier for Helen (Malayalam)
Best Child Artist: Naga Vishal for KD (Tamil)
Best Action Direction: Avane Srimannarayana (Kannada), Vikram Mor
Best Choreography: Maharishi (Telugu), Raju Sundaram
Best Special Effects: Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea (Malayalam), Siddarth Priyadarshan
Special Jury Award: Oththa Seruppu Size 7 (Tamil), Radhakrishnan Parthiban
Best Lyrics: Prabha Varma for Kolaambi (Malayalam)
Best Music Direction: D. Imman for Viswasam (Tamil)
Best Background Music: Prabuddha Banerjee for Jyeshthoputro (Bengali)
Best Make-up Artist: Ranjith for Helen (Malayalam)
Best Costumes: Sujith Sudhakaran and V. Sai for Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea (Malayalam)
Best Production Design: Anandi Gopal (Marathi), Sunil Nigwekar and Nilesh Wagh
Best Audiography (Location Sound Recordist): Iewduh (Khasi), Debajit Gayan
Best Audiography (Re-recordist of final mixed track): Oththa Seruppu Size 7 (Tamil), Resul Pookutty
Best Screenplay (Original): Jyeshthoputro (Bengali), Kaushik Ganguly
Best Screenplay (Adapted): Gumnaami (Bengali), Srijit Mukherji
Best Screenplay (Dialogues): The Tashkent Files (Hindi), Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri
Best Cinematography: Jallikattu (Malayalam)
Best Editing: Jersey (Telugu), Navin Nooli
Best Children’s Film: Kastoori (Hindi)
Best Film on Environment Conservation: Water Burial (Monpa)
Best Film on Social Issues: Anandi Gopal (Marathi)
Best Film on National Integration: Tajmahal (Marathi)
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Maharishi (Telugu)
Best Female Playback Singer: Savani Ravindra for Bardo (Marathi)
Best Male Playback Singer: B Praak for Kesari (Hindi)
Best Hindi Film: Chhichhore
Best Telugu Film: Jersey
Best Malayalam Film: Kalla Nottam
Best Tamil Film: Asuran
Best Paniya Film: Kenjira
Best Mishing Film: Anu Ruwad
Best Khasi Film: Iewduh
Best Chattisgarhi Film: Bhulan the Maze
Best Haryanvi Film: Chhoriyan Chhoron Se Kam Nahi Hoti
Best Tulu Film: Pingara
Best Punjabi Film: Rab Da Radio 2
Best Odia Film: Kalira Atita and Sala Budhar Badla (shared)
Best Manipuri Film: Eigi Kona
Best Marathi Film: Bardo
Best Konkani Film: Kaajro
Best Kannada Film: Akshi
Best Bengali Film: Gumnaami
Best Assamese Film: Ronuwa – Who Never Surrender
Special Mentions: Biriyani (Malayalam), Jonaki Porua (Assamese), Lata Bhagwan Kare (Marathi) and Picasso (Marathi)
Best Voice-over/ Narration: Sir David Attenborough forWild Karnataka (English)
Best Music Direction: Bishakhjyoti for Kranti Darshi Guruji – Ahead of Times (Hindi)
Best Editing: Arjun Gourisaria for Shut Up Sona (Hindi/ English)
Best Audiography: Radha (Musical), Allwin Rego and Sanjay Maurya
Best On-Location Sound Recordist: Rahas (Hindi), Saptarshi Sarkar
Best Cinematography: Savita Singh for Sonsi (Hindi)
Best Direction: Sudhanshu Saria for Knock Knock Knock (English/ Bengali)
Best Film on Family Values: Oru Paathira Swapnam Pole (Malayalam)
Best Short Fiction Film: Custody (Hindi/ English)
Special Jury Award: Small Scale Societies (English)
Best Animation Film: Radha (Musical)
Best Investigative Film: Jakkal (Marathi)
Best Exploration Film: Wild Karnataka (English)
Best Educational Film: Apples and Oranges (English)
Best Film on Social Issues: Holy Rights (Hindi) and Ladli (Hindi)
Best Environment Film: The Stork Saviours (Hindi)
Best Promotional Film: The Shower (Hindi)
Best Arts and Culture Film: Shrikshetra-Ru-Sahijata (Odia)
Best Biographical Film: Elephants Do Remember (English)
Best Ethnographic Film: Charan-Atva The Essence of Being a Nomad (Gujarati)
Best Debut Non-Feature Film of a Director: Raj Pritam More for Khisa (Marathi)
Best Non-Feature Film: An Engineered Dream (Hindi)
Most Film Friendly State: Sikkim
Best Book on Cinema: A Gandhian Affair: India’s Curious Portrayal of Love in Cinema, by Sanjay Suri
(Special mentions: Cinema Paharana Manus by Ashok Rane and Kannada Cinema: Jagathika Cinema Vikasa-Prerane Prabhava written by PR Ramadasa Naidu)
Best Film Critic: Sohini Chattopadhyay Also Read – Brahmastra: Mouni Roy talks about her character, working with Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan and more [EXCLUSIVE]

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‘It’s an honour to be in the company of Manoj Bajpayee,’ says Jaideep Ahlawat on being voted the Best Web Series Actor of 2020 [Exclusive]

We had recently conducted a poll where we had asked you to vote for the Best Actor in a Web Series as a part of our #BLBestOf6 event, which we conduct during the first half of the year. For the first six months,we had narrowed down the nominees for male actors in a web series to Manoj Bajpayee in Bhonsle, Arshad Warsi in Asur, Jaideep Ahlawat in Paatal Lok, Ronit Roy in Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain 3, Vir Das in Hasmukh and Zain Imam in Never Kiss Your Best Friend 2, and it was Jaideep who won the race with 41% of the votes. Also Read – Raazi: Amidst insider-outsider debate, writer Harinder Sikka claims Meghna Gulzar ‘removed him from everything’

Speaking about his victory, Jaideep Ahlawat exclusively told us,”Thank you so much (to the BollywoodLife team), firstly for conducting this and putting so much effort in it. I don’t know really what to say, but I’d still like to take this opportunity to thanks everyone of you and everyone who has watched Paatal Lok and gave it so as well as Hathiram Chaudhary (his character of a cop); I’d just like say that it’s an honour to be in the kind of company of actors like Manoj sir (Manoj Bajpayee). If I still get so much love (after being nominated along with Manoj and the other actors) and they (our readers) consider me the winner of…you know…this (our poll).” Also Read – #BLBestOf6: Jaideep Ahlawat BEATS Manoj Bajpayee, Ronit Roy and Zain Imam to emerge as the Best Web Series Actor for Paatal Lok

Elaborating on the kind of responsibility this creates for him as an artiste, Jaideep added, “I’m really thankful and humbled and honoured and it gives me a kind of…you know…sense of responsibility to do better and make people happier and more entertained by my work. Thank you, once again, thank you for everything, and thank you so much for giving Paatal Lok and Hathiram so much of love. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.” Also Read – #BLBestOf6: Paatal Lok’s Jaideep Ahlawat, Bhonsle’s Manoj Bajpayee, Asur’s Arshad Warsi — vote for the Best Actor in a Web Series/Web Movie in the first half of 2020

Congratulations, Jaideep Ahlawat. You truly deserve the winner’s mantle for your stellar act in Paatal Lok.

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Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya and Road director Rajat Mukherjee passes away; Manoj Bajpayee, Hansal Mehta and other celebs mourn his demise

Bollywood writer and director, Rajat Mukherjee, who was known for helming films like Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, Road and Love In Nepal, passed away today morning in Jaipur due to health complications. Post his demise, actor Manoj Bajpayee expressed his condolence and wrote on Twitter, “My friend and director of Road ,Rajat Mukherjee passed away in the early hours today in Jaipur after a long battle with illness!!! Rest in peace Rajat !!Still can’t believe that we will never meet or discuss our work ever again.khush reh jaha bhi reh. ” Also Read – #BLBestOf6: Jaideep Ahlawat BEATS Manoj Bajpayee, Ronit Roy and Zain Imam to emerge as the Best Web Series Actor for Paatal Lok

My friend and director of Road ,Rajat Mukherjee passed away in the early hours today in Jaipur after a long battle with illness!!! Rest in peace Rajat !!Still can’t believe that we will never meet or discuss our work ever again.khush reh jaha bhi reh.???

— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) July 19, 2020

Another friend gone too soon. Director Rajat Mukherjee (Pyar Tune Kya Kiya, Road). He was dealing with multiple health situations past few months in Jaipur. Go well mate.

— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) July 19, 2020

Just got news about the passing away of a dear friend. Rajat Mukherjee director of Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya and Road was a friend from our early, early struggles in Bombay. Many meals, many bottles of Old Monk consumed. Many more to consume in another world. Will miss you dear friend.

— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) July 19, 2020

Mulk, Article 15 and Thappad director Anubhav Sinha wrote, “Another friend gone too soon. Director Rajat Mukherjee (Pyar Tune Kya Kiya, Road). He was dealing with multiple health situations past few months in Jaipur. Go well mate.’ Acclaimed filmmaker, who is known for directing Citylights, Shahid and Omerta also mourned his demise and tweeted, “Just got news about the passing away of a dear friend. Rajat Mukherjee director of Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya and Road was a friend from our early, early struggles in Bombay. Many meals, many bottles of Old Monk consumed. Many more to consume in another world. Will miss you dear friend.” Also Read – Kamaal R Khan hits out at Hansal Mehta, says, ‘What Hansal or anybody else can snatch from me?’

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‘It was declared a flop,’ Manoj Bajpayee turns emotional as Satya completes 22 years

Manoj Bajpayee took to his social handle and shared a post as his film, Satya completed 22 years of its release today. The actor took to his Instagram handle and penned a heartfelt message about the same. “And my life changed…!!! Can’t forget the 3rd July 1998 ..monsoon..it was declared a flop and how it turned out to be biggest hit ..ran for 25 weeks..!!satya!!! Edited by Apurva Asrani (19 years then) Written by Anurag Kashyap (23 years then) And Saurabh shukla directed by THE RGV music by Sandip Chowta!!” the actor captioned the post. Have a dekko here: Also Read – Manoj Bajpayee REVEALS he was ‘close to committing suicide; even found a vada pav was costly’

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Talking about Satya, the film was a crime-drama directed by Ram Gopal Varma. It was written by Saurabh Shukla and Anurag Kashyap. Apart from Manoj, the film also starred J.D. Chakravarthy, Urmila Matondkar, Saurabh Shukla, Shefali Shah, Paresh Rawal, Govind Namdev, Makrand Deshpande to name a few. Also Read – 23 Bollywood actors who took a leap beyond the silver screen and ventured into the digital space

Earlier, in an interview, Manoj shared an interesting trivia about the film. “While I was preparing for the film, I had thought mine was the titular role. But as the story took shape I learned I was to play Bhikhu Mhatre and that Satya was going to someone else.” The actor went on to reveal that he was very disappointed but in retrospect understood that it was best suited for him. Also Read – Bhonsle movie review: Manoj Bajpayee is BRILLIANT in this hard-hitting drama that hits too close to home

“After Satya, I was flooded with offers. Producers lined my house – but they wanted me to play the villain or the heroine’s brother. Films like Satya just weren’t being made,” he added.

Satya is an immigrant who comes to Mumbai in search of a job. He is thrown into jail for a crime that he did not commit. He delves deeper into the crime world as he befriends, Bhiku Mhatre. After serving his sentence, Satya meets a beautiful woman and he falls in love with her. But she hates criminals. Satya hides his identity from her and ultimately has to bear the brunt of being connected to the underworld.

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Bhonsle trailer: Manoj Bajpayee steals the show with his subtle yet impeccable act as a retired cop

The makers of Manoj Bajpayee’s much-delayed film, Bhonsle have dropped the trailer of it and needless to say, the versatile actor has once again stole the show with his subtle yet impeccable actor. In the film, he plays the character of a retired cop, who later gets diagnosed with brain tumour. The film also stars Santosh Juvekar, Ipshita Chakraborty Singh, Virat Vaibhav, Abhishek Banerjee and Neetu Pande in key roles. It is directed by Devashish Makhija with Manoj Bajpayee being one of the producers. It will release on Sony Liv on June 26. So, have you liked the trailer of Bhonsle? Tweet and let us know @bollywood_life. Also Read – RIP Sushant Singh Rajput: Manoj Bajpayee mourns the demise of his Sonchiriya costar; says, ‘Will wait to cook Bihari mutton for you’

BL Verdict: With Manoj Bajpayee’s strong act and a stellar supporting cast of Santosh Juvekar, Ipshita Chakraborty Singh, Virat Vaibhav, Abhishek Banerjee and Neetu Pande, Bhonsle looks like a clear winner. Also Read – Natkhat short film review: Vidya Balan ‘nips it in the bud’ for a powerful message on gender equality

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Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha Akkineni and Priyamani’s The Family Man 2 to release on THIS date?

After the immense success of Manoj Bajpayee starrer The Family Man, the audience are keenly waiting for the second season of the web-series. And it seems, we have got the time when it will be out for you. In a conversation with Spotboye, actress Priyamani, who played a key role in the first season said that it might come in October this year. “I have a feeling that probably by October it will come out,” said the south siren. The second season will mark the digital debut of popular south star Samantha Akkineni. Also Read – Happy birthday , Manoj Bajpayee: 6 roles aced by the actor that prove his excellence in his craft

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Creators of The Family Man, Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK earlier talked about The Family Man 2 to Express.co.uk and said the official announcement of it will come soon. “I’m sure announcements on that will come soon. It will be how Netflix and Amazon typically do it with all 10 episodes at the same time I believe. We’re loving this whole series world,” said Krishna DK. Also Read – Mrs. Serial Killer trailer: Jacqueline Fernandez and Manoj Bajpayee’s stellar acts will leave you in splits

He added, “We’re creating a couple more series. So we’re in the middle of creating two completely different genres while we’re working on season two (of The Family Man). Add to that this whole series thing, it’s a new movement in India right? I mean, for other people, it’s been around a few years but anything that comes to India catches up and moves really fast. Like two years ago there was no Amazon, no Netflix and suddenly now everybody is talking about the shows on Amazon and Netflix and everybody’s waiting for the next show.” The Family Man also starred Sharib Hashmi, Neeraj Madhav, Pawan Chopra, Kishore Kumar, Gul Panag, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Sundeep Kishan and Sharad Kelkar in pivotal roles.

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