Manjhi reveals the 'true DNA of Bihar': Shatrughan Sinha

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Aug 22, 2015 15:00 IST
Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays Dashrath Manjhi in Ketan Mehta's Manjhi The Mountain Man.

Support and best wishes are flowing in for Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Manjhi from Bollywood. While Salman Khan wished Nawazuddin best of luck, Shatrughan Sinha said the film showed the true DNA of Bihar.

Salman Khan shares a great rapport with Nawazuddin and the superstar has wished the critically acclaimed actor and the team of Manjhi The Mountain Man "all the best." The 49-year-old actor, who has worked with Nawazuddin in films like Kick and the recent 300-crore club entrant Bajrangi Bhaijaan, hopes Manjhi, which released this Friday, will be a big success.

"Kick and bajrangi bhaijaan k baad nawaz ki film Manjhi release hogayi hai aaj (After Kick and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Nawaz's next film Manjhi has released) wishing @Nawazuddin_S and the team all the best and a big hit," Salman wrote on Twitter.

Shatrughan Sinha wrote on social media, "Proud of this inspiring story of a son of the soil of Gaya, the great land of my ancestors,"

He added, "A dynamic, realistic and timely film of Bihari pride and the original, strong DNA of a son of Bihar." He hailed the decision of state governments including that of Nitish Kumar in his native Bihar, to provide tax rebate to the movie.

The actor-turned BJP leader also lauded the cast of the movie Nawazuddin Siddique and actress Radhika Apte. "The earthy 'dynamite' Nawazuddin Siddique is the discovery of the century. Radhika Apte is lovely and laudable. Wish roaring success," Sinha, who himself has acted in more than 200 movies in Hindi and other languages, tweeted.

Manjhi – The Mountain Man is based on the life of Dashrath Manjhi, a poor labourer hailing from Gehlaur village in Gaya district widely known as the Mountain Man. He had laid a road through the mountain using only hammer and chisel in memory of his wife who passed away without medical treatment as travel to the nearest hospital took a lot of time due to the mountain.

Directed by Ketan Mehta the biopic sees Nawazuddin in the role of Dashrath Manjhi, while Radhika Apte plays his wife.

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