Manish Paul: An actor is a puppet in a director’s hands

On the day of the release of his debut movie, Manish Paul gets candid in an interview. Manish, who was an RJ, a VJ and a television anchor, is now debuting as an actor in the movie Mickey Virus. Talking about his experiences in acting, stand-up comedy, Manish says an actor is just like a puppet in a director’s hands; as it is the director who has the vision to make the movie.

Manish is known for his spontaneity and his improvising skills as seen in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa; a show that he hosted along with Kapil Sharma. When asked if he was spontaneous in the film, he says “I am an director’s actor. I don’t like to intervene in the director’s vision. Number one, its my first film, so abhi toh meri aukat hi nahi hai, bolne ki. In fact, who aaukat hogi bhi, toh bhi main bolna nahi chahunga. Hum director ke haath ki katputliyan hain. And Saurabh has been very kind and he knows that mere one-liners bade spontaneous aur funny hote hain. So he gave me the liberty that if I can add something somewhere, then I should. I would sit with Saurabh and tell him that you know, I can add something here – so jab tak he wouldn’t give me the nod, I wouldn’t add something spontaneously on my own. It’s all a director’s game.”

Signing off, the actor smiled and said he would love to work with Katrina Kaif and romance with her on-screen.

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