The Night Manager' director Sandeep Modi got into conversation with mid-day.com
The Night Manager
Aditya Roy Kapur, Anil Kapoor, Sobhita Dhulipala, Tillotama Shome starrer 'The Night Manager: Part 2' releases on June 30 and director Sandeep Modi got into an exclusive conversation with mid-day.com. Sandeep promises 4 times the thrill, 8 times the fun and 16 times the tension in the upcoming season. He also opens up on the confrontation scene between Anil Kapoor and Tillotama Shome's characters. The series will air on Disney+ Hotstar.
Speaking about the alcohol scene in the series, considering lead actor Aditya Roy Kapur's onscreen characters have had quite an association with liquor, Modi said, "There was a scene where Shaan had to breakdown his character to become attractive to Shelly. He starts doing drugs and alcohol. Aditya said 'Arre baap re phir se alcohol aa gaya meri life mein Sandeep.' I told him it was just a montage, we would keep it short. I can demand but it's for an actor to give in!"
Sharing his biggest challenge when it came to his lead actors, Modi revealed, "Starting right from his name I thought there's a sense of solitude to Shaan Sengupta, he's not your typical Punjabi hero, there's more to him. Shelly is a Rungta, he is a Marwari businessman. He's Shailendra which is old world but there's also the new world Shelly to him. It feels real, believable and yet so entertaining. With Anil sir the challenge was he would say, 'I've never played a villain' and I would say play it liked a hero. With Aditya the biggest challenge was being confident about a protagonist who fails and has demons from the past. Here's a protagonist who speaks less because there are storms simmering within him. For us to go ahead with a character like that required a lot of gumption. I would tell Aditya he was doing it right and to not change a thing because you are sensitive as a director and want to fall back on things that have worked for you in the past."
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