Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma and Manoj Bajpayee have proved to be one of the best combos. They have given films like Satya, Kaun, Daud and others. These movies hold a special place in fans’ hearts even to date. Manoj Bajpayee was once competing with Irrfan Khan for a supporting role in Sanjay Dutt and Urmila Matondkar’s Daud. The character was supposed to play the right hand of Paresh Rawal in the film. Manoj had made this revelation in 2018, in the Hindi YouTube channel of Lallantop.
Manoj Bajpayee and Irrfan Khan were Competing for THIS Role in Sanjay Dutt’s film
Bajpayee 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 a 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.”
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.’”
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