Manoj Bajpayee recommended Jaideep Ahlawat for 'Aatma'

Mar 18, 2013, 09:10 IST | Jigar Shah

Manoj Bajpayee asked director Suparn Verma to give the role of the cop to Jaideep Ahlawat for his upcoming film

In a bid for one-upmanship, stars are known to eye meaty roles with hawk eyes. However, Manoj Bajpayee did something quite different by asking director Suparn Verma who had offered him the role of a cop to give it to actor Jaideep Ahlawat instead. Jaideep had played Manoj’s father in Gangs of Wasseypur.

Manoj Bajpayee

A source says, “The role was that of a cop in Suparn’s upcoming Bipasha Basu starrer. Manoj and Suparn have known each other for a while now and the actor thought Jaideep suited the role.” Initially Manoj had given his nod.

Jaideep Ahlawat

The source adds, “However, on second thoughts he passed it on to Jaideep. He even organised a meeting between the two and Jaideep happily agreed to be part of the film.”

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