Has Sahara taken over Manisha's Siddharth starrer?By Manisha Deshpande
12/18/2004 12:00:00 AM
Actor Manoj Bajpai who is better known as Bhikhu Mahtre (of SATYA fame) who played a glitzy don in the film is now all set to play a football coach in his forthcoming film 90 MINUTES directed by yesteryear actress Padmini Kapila. Manoj Bajpai plays the role of the coach along with several newcomers acting as football players. The film is directed by Iqbal Rizvi and is mainly about relationships and conflicts with football playing a major part in the narrative.
Out of his 2 Hollywood flicks (THE WHISPERS and RETURN TO RAJAPUR), the latter was premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and the buzz is that it would also be screened at Cannes. The film is a love story which has been shot in Jaisalmer with Manoj playing Jai Singh along with Kelli Garner, Celina Weston and Justin Theroux. He is also doing E. Niwas?s forthcoming film which revolves around the police and the system, like it was in SHOOL, but with a twist.
Incidentally, Nana Patekar also plays a football coach in Ahmed Khan's forthcoming film YAHAAN KE HUM SIKANDER.