Was initially tense during ‘Tere Bin Laden: Dead Or Alive’ shooting: Manish

Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Actor Manish Paul said that he was initially tense about familiarizing himself with the starcast of “Tere Bin Laden: Dead Or Alive” since he was the new entrant to the cast.

“When I became a part of this film, initially I was in a bit of tension. All of them were already a part of a very big hit film. So when a new character comes in, you don’t understand what you have to do.
“And on top of that, Abhishek Sharma had already given me a bit of tension by saying that there was a big responsibility on me, and that I have to take care,” the actor added.
Actors like Pradhuman Singh, Piyush Mishra and Sunanda Garg have been retained from the first part, while Manish and Sikander Kher are the new additions to the starcast.
Manish said: “Thankfully I met Pradhuman and had a lot of fun. I had numerous scenes with Sikander as well, and it was fun too. The timing with them was very good and the chemistry was brilliant.
“So the best part was that the whole team was like a family, all are working together. It wasn’t that all actors go into their corners working on their own lines. All remembered the lines of each other. All would help each other for the scene.”
Manish plays an aspiring filmmaker in the film, who meets up with a lookalike of terrorist Osama Bin Laden and makes him an actual one to accomplish his dream of becoming a director. His character is modeled on director Abhishek Sharma.
“It is the fictional character of Abhishek Sharma. I enjoyed it when I heard the character and I was happy after just listening to the one-liners,” he said.
Regarding the terrorist and the risk of making a film related to him, Manish said: “The film is not on Osama’s life. There is no Osama in this film. There is a character who we make as fake Osama for our benefit. It’s all in a comic way, we haven’t made fun of anyone regarding politics or other such aspects.”
“Tere Bin Laden: Dead Or Alive” is gearing up for release on February 19.