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Jai Gangaajal: Priyanka Chopra may be the hero, but you can't miss villain Manav Kaul

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:48 IST

Priyanka Chopra's upcoming Bollywood film Jai Gangaajal is all set to be released. While the actor will be seen in the role of a cop in the film, actor Manav Kaul will essay the character of villain.

The popular television actor said that people will fall in love with his villainous character.

Manav plays the role of four-time Bankipore legislator in the film and as seen in the trailer, he is adamant about occupying the post till he completes eight tenures.

A BJP legislator from Bankipore, Nitin Navin, has raised objections to this portrayal and had threatened to take legal action against Jha. The Patna High Court issued a notice to Jha and his production company a few days ago on the issue.

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Here are the four statements he made about his character, director Prakash Jha and the concept of the film:

"Bablu Pandey is the character that I am playing in this film... I haven't done such an emotional character before. And it is the first time that people will fall in love with a villain. So I am very excited about it."

"When you see Bablu Pandey, you would feel that 'even if I was in his place, I would have reacted in the same manner'. I enjoy playing with sub-text and using layers, I consider myself fortunate, sir (Jha) gave me the liberty to interpret in any way I wanted. I had fun interpreting the character."

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"I haven't done a character so tough before. But also because it has been written so well, you love the challenge and doing each and every scene. When I heard the narration, I enjoyed it a lot. For about three months, we held discussions on it. I was there right from the 12th draft up till the 16th draft, which eventually was shot. And it was fun working with him, the character was developed well.

"I think it is the most fantastic film, a brilliant drama that has been shot. I thought I am lucky because after watching Gangaajal I had wished I was part of such a film."

The film is releasing on 4 March.
First published: 28 February 2016, 12:33 IST