Yes! I?ll dance with Big B
BHOJPURI SENSATION Manoj Tiwari says working with Big B is a dream come true. ?I am looking forward to a dancing sequence with him. Yes, I?ll dance with him,? he said talking to HT Live.india Updated: May 01, 2006 04:52 IST
BHOJPURI SENSATION Manoj Tiwari says working with Big B is a dream come true. “I am looking forward to a dancing sequence with him. Yes, I’ll dance with him,” he said talking to HT Live.
“It’s glamour and learning both. I was shooting for Ganga in the US with Big B. But, when I came to know about Parashuram Jayanti function, I came rushing to the city,” he said.
Manoj Tiwari, at the moment, is one of the best Bhojpuri singers. He has released a number of audiocassettes and is regularly invited to functions for live performances. What is so special about him is his style that is an amalgamation of the traditional and the modern— taking the best of both.
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan and Manoj Tiwari ‘Mridul’ have got together in a Bhojpuri film for the first time.
Interestingly, Amitabh Bachchan himself congratulated Tiwari after accepting the offer. The Bhojpuri film ‘Ganga’ is produced by Amitabh Bachchan’s make-up man Deepak Sawant. In this film, Ravi Kishan and Naghma are also playing an important role.
Addressing a press conference, he said, “It is like a dream come true for me. Every star is born with a dream to work with Amit ji. And I am sure I am going to learn a lot from him.”
Tiwari will play an important role in Deepak Sawant’s film Ganga. He is not only acting but also doing a dance sequence with Big B and Hema Malini on the occasion of Chaita and Holi song. Before this film, Manoj Tiwari ‘Mridul’ has played a key role in ‘Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke’ with Ajay Devgan.
Not many people are aware that Tiwari is a cricketer too. “I captained the BHU cricket team in my college days. I was sure that I would become a cricketer when acting and music didn’t happen to me,” says Manoj.
He was in the city on Sunday to participate in the Parshuram Jayanti celebrations. He says, “Bhojpuri films are making their mark now. They are creating a market for themselves. However, at present only 30 per cent people go to watch Bhojpuri films.”
First Published: May 01, 2006 04:52 IST