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Manish Paul: It was a burden to star in ‘Tere Bin Laden 2′

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016,17:23 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | For actor Manish Paul, starring in the spin-off of the Tere Bin Laden was a huge responsibility. Manish, who has replaced Pakistani actor Ali Zafar for tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive, said he just tried to give his best shot to the film. It was definitely a burden for me. The first part was a sleeper hit. I had to keep in mind several things. But I still did not pay much attention to the burden part because I have a feeling that this film is surely going to repeat the history.

The script of the film is strong and we had a great time shooting it, Manish told reporters here. Directed by Abhishek Sharma, the satire questions the death of Osama Bin Laden.

The film starsĀ  actors Sikander Kher and Pradhuman Singh besides Paul. We were like brothers on the set. We never treated each other like co-stars. Working with Abhishek is irritating initially because he does a lot of workshops, which really bug everyone. But we later realised that it helped. He used to scold us as we used to waste time on the sets by cracking jokes on each other, Manish said, In the film, which releases this Friday, Manish plays a director.

Abhishek has written the character modelled on himself, I thought it would be easy to play a director because I thought I just have to shout ‘Lights, Camera and Action’. But it was completely different. I had to shed weight for the film which I had gained for ‘Mickey Virus’, he said. Starting as a radio jockey and VJ, Manish moved to acting on television daily soaps, before taking up stand-up comedy, hosting television reality series and trying his luck in films.

The actor said he is greedy as an artiste. I am in the happiest phase of my life. I am doing both television and films. As an artiste, I am greedy, I want everything. But one thing is sure that I won’t quit TV ever because I have got film offers due to my stint on TV.

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