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Manoj Bajpayee is NOT playing Vikas Dubey on big screen, calls rumours untrue

After the news of the alleged encounter of the dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey, netizens started discussing the possibility of a Bollywood movie on the same. Producer Sandiip Kapur also suggested that a film with Manoj Bajpayee playing the role of the gangster should be made. This sparked rumours that the actor will be starring in the film. Now, taking to Twitter, Bajpayee has called the news untrue.

India TV Entertainment Desk India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Updated on: July 30, 2020 9:04 IST
Manoj Bajpayee is NOT playing Vikas Dubey on big screen
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Manoj Bajpayee is NOT playing Vikas Dubey on big screen

Actor Manoj Bajpayee says it would be interesting to portray the dramatic life of UP gangster Vikas Dubey on the big screen. After the news of the alleged encounter of the dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey, netizens started discussing the possibility of a Bollywood movie on the same. Producer Sandiip Kapur also suggested that a film with Manoj Bajpayee playing the role of the gangster should be made. "What has happened today in the encounter is beyond cinematic and dramatic experience. @BajpayeeManoj how about playing Vikas Dubey in your next? You'll kill it! #VikasDubey #Encounter @DrKumarVishwas," Kapur tweeted.

This sparked rumours that the actor will be starring in the film. Now, taking to Twitter, Bajpayee has called the news untrue. Sharing a click of a newspaper article that claims that Manoj Bajpayee will play the role of Vikas Dubey in the film, he wrote, "Not True."

Earlier, Manoj had reacted to Kapur's tweet and had said: "I have been hearing that a lot of people are discussing me in the role. If the character and script are nice, then playing any real life character would be fun. The said person's life has been very theatric and it would be very interesting to bring his life to the big screen. Let's see what happens. I am excited to play this character."

It is being reported that Sandiip is in process of acquiring the rights to make the biopic of the gangster. However, the actor denied that he is doing any such film. He called it 'wrong news.'

On the work front, Manoj is seen in the critically acclaimed movie "Bhonsle". It is the story of a man struggling to navigate a solitary life in self-isolation.

"Bhonsle" revolves around a police constable played by Manoj Bajpayee, who tries to help migrants in their battles with the local politicians. The film also addresses the concerns of various ethnic groups and highlights the issues that they face in order to survive in a city like Mumbai, away from their home. The film also features Santosh Juvekar and Ipshita Chakraborty Singh.

-With IANS inputs

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