Filmmaker Hansal Mehta has revealed he had a major fight with actor Manoj Bajpayee and they didn’t speak to one another for six years, before coming together for a Sanjay Gupta movie. The fight happened right through the shoot of their first movie together, Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar. Accidentally, a gem like Aligarh would never had been made had the duo not patched up.
Hansal and Manoj first worked in the 2000 movie that also starred Tabu and Saurabh Shukla . Later, they came together for Sanjay’s Dus Kahaniyaan (2007) and eventually, they worked on the critically acclaimed movie, Aligarh.
Manoj is currently awaiting the release of Abhishek Sharma’s Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari that also features Fatima Sana Shaikh and Diljit Dosanjh.
Sharing details from his fight, Hansal told Huffpost India, “The reason I haven’t been bitter is that it’s a must to at all times retain the room open for mending. You never realize who you’ll meet and when. I am very philosophical approximately it. Manoj and I did Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar 20 years ago. He was once one of my best friends but we fought right through the shoot and had a fallout. For 6 years, we did not talk to one another. We would cross every other and pretend to look the opposite direction, it was once that bitter. Then we met at Sanjay Gupta’s place for Dus Kahaniyaan. I had to interact with Manoj professionally. Then after the shoot we went for drinks where Manoj and I happened to be sitting next to one another. We wondered why all those years we never spoke. I used to be so bitter for those 6 years and I at all times wondered after that. Nothing, a foolish fight!”
“I don’t even have in mind but it was once a misunderstanding. He was once in america, and he called up and started screaming at me over something. I screamed back and I banged the phone down. After that we never spoke. But we wasted numerous years. In the long run what happened, we made Aligarh together. Whether we had stopped talking, how would Aligarh come approximately? Without Manoj, what even is Aligarh? You’ll be able to’t near those doors,” he added.
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Hansal is currently riding high on the success of his latest web series The Scam 1992: Harshad Mehta Story. Up next, Rajkummar-Nushrratt Bharuccha-starrer Chhalaang is slated for release. The movie also stars Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub.
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