Manoj Bajpayee has recalled the time he spent with Shah Rukh Khan. The duo was a part of Barry John’s theatre group in Delhi. Shah Rukh was the one who took him to a discotheque for the first time, he revealed.
Actor Manoj Bajpayee who is gearing up for the release of his Amazon Prime Video web series The family man 2, recalled his equation with Shah Rukh Khan when both of them were young and new in the movie industry. For the unversed, Manoj and Shah Rukh were a part of Barry John’s theatre group in Delhi.
Speaking to Bollywood Bubble, Manoj recalled, “He was the only one who used to come in Maruti Van. In those days a Maruti Van, red colour, I still remember. he’s the one who has taken me to a disco for the first time in Taj in Delhi. I mean we were very young, we had kind of just gotten out of our adolescent age and that we met. He was part of Barry John’s group for some time.”
He further added, “We used to share cigarettes, beedis, whatever we could afford. He was always a charmer, always extremely popular with the girls in the group which we invaded. He always had his way with words.”
With respect to work, Bajpayee and Khan have worked together in Yash Chopra’s Veer-Zaara. The film also featured Preity Zinta and Rani Mukerji in the lead roles. On a lighter note, in 2018, when the Satya actor was asked by an entertainment portal which Khan is the best among Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir, he had chosen the Swades actor.
He had said, “I will choose Shah Rukh. i know him since his young days, his Delhi days. I have huge, huge admiration for his achievement and for what he has made of himself. I take great pride once I look at his house, his family. i know how he lost everything and gained everything. it’s remarkable.”
Meanwhile, Manoj Bajpayee is awaiting the release of Amazon Prime Video’s web series, The family man 2. it’s slated to be released on June 4 and therefore the new season will see his character Srikant Tiwari pitted against a brand new and powerful adversary Raaji, essayed by Samantha Akkineni. With the show, Samantha will make her digital debut.
Shah Rukh was last seen in Zero, released in 2018. Earlier this year, he was seen shooting for Pathan, an upcoming movie with Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. The actor also includes a cameo in Brahmastra, which features Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor in the lead.