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Patna Live: Natha takes on Jaitley

Natha, the poor farmer in the comic satire "Peepli Live" who contemplates suicide, stepped out of his reel character to take on the real-life role of a questioner at a press conference by BJP leader Arun Jaitley.

patna Updated: Oct 22, 2010 23:19 IST

Natha, the poor farmer in the comic satire "Peepli Live" who contemplates suicide, stepped out of his reel character to take on the real-life role of a questioner at a press conference by BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Friday.

Omkar Das Manikpuri, who essayed the role of Natha in the film that explored the issue of farmer suicides in the country, shot a fusillade of questions at Jaitley on rural poverty to the claims of RJD chief Lalu Prasad that he would form the government after the six-phase elections.

"I don't know about Lalu Prasad's claim, but I know the people's claim that NDA will pull off spectacular performance and form the government again with comfortable majority in Bihar," Jaitley answered to his question as mediamen kept guessing about the identity of the questioner.

As Manikpuri continued his questions saying he had seen poverty from close, the mediamen identified the bearded actor.

He was later seen touching Jaitley's feet to seek his blessings.