Fooled by looks- Manoj Bajpayee the prankster

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Manoj Bajpayee can really fool people with his easy demeanor and serious looks. But in reality he is an exact opposite of that. In fact producer Kunwar Pragny Arya of Manoj’s next film Dus Tola prefers to call him ‘Naughty as a kid’. He told us, “We were shooting back to back. Schedules were quite tight and we would wrap up the shoot late in night. The next day, the shoot would start by 9 AM so we all had to get up latest by 7.30 to reach the location. But on 3rd day of shoot, early in the morning at 6 AM somebody rang the bell, asking for laundry. We were baffled but sent him off, thinking it’s a genuine mistake. Entire day we were so sleepy on the sets. When we told Manoj, he was most sympathetic. But then every day somebody would ring the bell of our room at 6 in the morning and ask for laundry. Initially we ignored this. However, when it continued for some days, we did our snooping around and found that Manoj had been setting this up every day to play a trick. Half of the artistes and technical team had to suffer through this prank. Later we all had a hearty laugh.”

Counters Manoj tongue in cheek, “It is very good for health to wake up early. I was just making sure that they all remain healthy.” Great…

Dus Tola, presented by AryanBrothers Entertainment Production, is a slice of life film inspired by folktales. The film is a light-hearted comedy directed by debutant director, Ajoy and its star cast includes talented actors like Manoj Bajpayee, Aarti Chhabria, Asrani, Govind Prasad Namdev, Dilip Prabahvalkar, Asif Basra, Siddhartha Makkar,Ninad Kamat with Pallavi Sharda making her debut with Dus Tola. The lyrics are penned by Gulzar and the music director is Sandesh Shandilya. It is being released in India by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Dus Tola is releasing on 22nd October, 2010 so keep your eye out for it!

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