It seems to be a good year for the talented actor Manoj Bajpayee as the two times national award actor has a series of interesting projects coming up. After getting associated with renowned filmmakers for like Neeraj Pandey for Aiyaary, Tabrez Noorani for Love Sonia and LA filmmaker Dipesh Jain for In The Shadows, the actor has added one more well-known name in his list and that is of director Ahmed Khan for his much talked project Baaghi 2.
Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, Baaghi 2 will be Manoj Bajpayee’s first film with the producer-director duo and will showcase Manoj in an extremely interesting role. According to sources, the actor will be playing a strong role in the film and would be seen in a negative avatar. Interestingly, it is known that Manoj really liked the script and due to his great bonding with the casting director Mukesh Chhabra and the director Ahmed Khan, Manoj happily agreed to it. While Ahmed Khan had choreographed Manoj Bajpayee in Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya, this would be the very first time for newbies Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani to share screen space with versatile actor.
The first part, starring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor, released in 2016 and impressed audiences with its action, plot, performances and music. Trade was left stunned with its huge opening, considering that it was only Tiger’s second film. The film did well in theatres and then also on television. It was no surprise that producer Sajid Nadiadwala announced its second part, titled Baaghi 2.
Both Tiger Shroff and Manoj Bajpayee belong to two different schools of acting and it remains to be seen what magic they create on screen. Tiger’s last film Munna Michael too had the unusual casting of Tiger and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. While the film didn’t work, this unusual jodi was much loved.
The first part of Baaghi was directed by Sabbir Khan while for Baaghi 2, Ahmed Khan has stepped in. It’s all set to release on April 27, 2018.