When Manoj Pahwa ate with Rishi Kapoor during Mulk shoot: Chef from Taj hotel used to cook for him
Manoj Pahwa has amused the audience with his charming screen composure and acting mettle for years. He is known for his parts like Bhatia of Office Office, Dilbagh Singh of Singh Is Kinng, and more. He was also glimpsed in the Anubhav Sinha directorial Mulk, where he shared screen space with the late veteran actor Rishi Kapoor. In a recent conversation, Pahwa remembered eating with his co-star during the shoot of the movie.
Speaking to host Samdish Bhatia on Unfiltered By Samdish on YouTube, Manoj Pahwa revealed about the time when he ate with Rishi Kapoor during the shoot of Mulk. “A chef from Taj hotel used to cook for him. Being a Kapoor, his food was spread out on the entire table. There were four types of mutton, four kinds of chicken, five kinds of sweets. Anubhav used to tease me saying, ‘Aab toh tum Rishi Kapoor ke saath khaoge. (Now you will eat with Rishi Kapoor only.)’” Pahwa told.
Pahwa also revealed director Anubhav Sinha told him that everybody in the latter’s team was doubting his decision to cast Pahwa in the role of Bilal Ali Mohammed. That was because he was known for his comic roles, like that of Bhatia in Office Office. But, he revealed, that Anubhav Sinha was assured about his decision. He further shared that people began taking him seriously as an actor after his role as Bilal in Mulk.
Manoj Pahwa was last glimpsed in Sinha’s Anek starring Ayushmann Khurrana. He now has Mili starring Janhvi Kapoor and Sunny Kaushal in the pipeline.