Manish Paul, making his Bollywood debut in the soon to be released comic thriller Mickey Virus was born and brought up in New Delhi, in Malviya Nagar. So, when he heard the script of the film, which was about a computer hacker living in Malviya Nagar, he knew he wanted to do this.
Not just this, Manish’s nick name in real life is Mickey, which is his name in the film. Also, parts of the film have been shot in Nehru Place, where Manish used to stand in a line for his favorite Rajma-Chawal. In fact, one day, during the shoot, Manish was thronged and lovingly pestered for autographs by the people who had seen him through his growing years.
Manish Paul said, “It’s heartening to see the people I have grown up with, being so appreciative of my work. That is my reward. On top of that, I am working in a film where my screen name is my real-life name. The guy belongs to the same place from New Delhi I grew up in. This movie is very close to my heart and will always hold a special place in my life.”
Starring Manish Paul and Elli Avram, Mickey Virus also features Manish Choudhary, Varun Badola and Puja Gupta in pivotal roles. Presented by DAR Motion Pictures in association with Awesome Films Pvt. Ltd. and co-produced by Trilogic Digital Media Ltd., Saurabh Verma’s Mickey Virus releases in theatres across India on 25th October 2013.