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John Abraham turns Manya

bollywood Updated: May 14, 2013 14:03 IST
Divyojyoti Baksi
Divyojyoti Baksi
Hindustan Times
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"We are trying to be as authentic as possible and have researched not just Maniya Surve but also the clothes worn between 1979 and 1982,” says John Abraham who has started shooting for Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout At Wadala (2012), inspired by the life of the gangster gunned down by the Mumbai police in the first recorded encounter in India. “It’s a career defining opportunity and I don’t want to exist as John Abraham in this film.”

Decoding Manya’s look, the actor is quick to explode the misconception that he’s a rustic, unshaven, all-brawn and not-brains goon: “Before he became a terror for the city, Manya was a simple, middle-class Maharashtrian guy who wanted to be an engineer.”

About manya surve
Manohar Arjun Surve was born in 1944 and died on January 11, 1982.

He was a B A graduate from Kirti College, Dadar, where he formed a gang of students under the influence of his stepbrother Bhargav Dada.

While incarcerated at the Yerwada Jail, Manya Surve developed a fierce rivalry with gangster Suhas Bhatkar, better known as Potya.

He was shot dead by police officers Raja Tambat and Isaque Bagwan.