Theirs seemed to be one partnership in Bollywood that appeared to be simply insulated from any kind of rough weather. But looks like deep cracks have formed in the much-talked-about friendship between Manoj Bajpayee and director Prakash Jha.
Sources say the actor is mighty annoyed with Jha for apparently sidelining him in the teaser of his upcoming film Satyagraha. With the duo having done three films together -- Raajneeti, Aarakshan and Chakravyuh -- industry insiders have been wondering if this could be the end of the road for their friendship.
Our source says, “Manoj was apparently very upset for his barely-there presence in the teaser. He expressed his displeasure to his friend and filmmaker Jha who assured him that he would be the surprise package of the project. But Manoj was far from happy.”
Insiders say riding high on the success Gangs of Wasseypur, Special 26 and Shootout At Wadala, Manoj felt that he should have been part of the teaser in a prominent way.
The source adds, “He hasn’t even dubbed for the film yet and is shooting for another project in Delhi. He will return by the end of the month to do his dubbing.”
Apparently, for Jha’s earlier project Chakravyuh, Manoj was not too keen to be part of the project. “He had kept quite then for their friendship’s sake. But now he feels cheated and raised his voice in protest.”