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Manish Paul hopes to team up with Karan Johar soon

IANS   July 20, 2013
First Published: 18:36 IST(20/7/2013) | Last Updated: 03:21 IST(21/7/2013)
Actor Manish Paul, who set to make his Bollywood debut with Mickey Virus, hopes to work with Karan Johar (above) one day as the popular filmmaker has promised him a suitable role in future.


“Karan sir and I are very good friends. But I don’t talk to him about films. I have never asked him for a film,” the 31-year-old said at the first-look launch of Mickey Virus, recently.

“But yes, Karan sir has told me that if he has a good script for me, he will call. He says he doesn’t want to waste me by giving me just any role. I hope he gets a good script, which he finds suitable for me,” he added.

Both Manish and Karan are currently part of the sixth season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa — while the former is hosting it, the latter is judging the dance reality show along with actor Madhuri Dixit and choreographer-director Remo D’Souza.

Written and directed by Saurabh Verma and set in Delhi, Mickey Virus is about a hacker and it also marks half-Greek half-Swedish Elli Avram’s debut in Bollywood. It is slated for a September 13 release.

Manish showed a rough cut of his film to all three judges of Jhalak... and says they were impressed.

“I did show them a rough cut and they were very happy with it. I was actually scared of showing it initially because they are all stars in their (respective) fields,” Manish said.

“I have only hosted shows till now and no one has seen my acting. So, I was scared, but thankfully, all three responded well. I hope everyone reacts the same way,” he added.
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