Manish Wadhwa on His Journey to Becoming the Villain of 'Gadar 2'
With 'Gadar 2' set to hit the screens in just a week, fans are eagerly awaiting the film's release, and the buzz on social media is palpable. Among the main talking points is Manish Wadhwa, the actor entrusted with essaying the role of the villain in this iconic movie franchise, a character immortalized by the late Amrish Puri in the original 'Gadar.'
Manish Wadhwa: A Mix of Enthusiasm and Nervousness
Manish Wadhwa, who portrays the antagonist in 'Gadar 2,' exudes contagious enthusiasm for the film. However, beneath that excitement lies a hint of nervousness. He understands that his performance as the villain will inevitably draw comparisons to the legendary Amrish Puri's iconic portrayal in the first 'Gadar' movie. Despite the praise and attention he receives, Manish never sought to be compared to the unparalleled talent of Amrish Puri. He modestly acknowledges that he is still at the early stages of his career, and reaching Amrish's level remains a distant aspiration.
A Monumental Challenge Ahead
Fully aware of the greatness of Amrish Puri, Manish candidly admits that matching his brilliance is a challenge beyond his current capabilities. Nevertheless, he has poured his heart and soul into his performance, giving a hundred percent to the role. Even coming remotely close to Amrish's prowess would be a monumental achievement for the aspiring actor. The unwavering support and encouragement he received from Sunny Paji and director Anil Sharma have played a pivotal role in helping him overcome the initial uneasiness of stepping into such an iconic character's shoes.
The Journey to Becoming the Villain
Manish reminisces about the moment he received the offer to play the villain in 'Gadar 2,' realizing the immense responsibility that now rested on his shoulders. Surprisingly, his selection for the coveted role happened during his very first meeting with director Anil Sharma Ji, who instantly recognized his potential and agreed to cast him. Sharma Ji revealed that the industry had searched extensively for a suitable replacement for the late Amrish Puri Ji but had not found a worthy successor who could fill the void left by the legendary actor.
Sunny Deol's Encouragement and Concern
Sunny Deol, the lead actor and producer of 'Gadar 2,' also expressed concern about the daunting challenge of introducing a new villain after Amrish Puri's iconic portrayal. When Manish met Sunny Paji, he received encouraging words that acknowledged his talent and dedication to his craft. However, Sunny posed a crucial question that added to the pressure could Manish meet the sky-high expectations of the fans and convincingly portray the villain's role?
An Unwavering Commitment
To this daunting question, Manish simply replied that he would give his best effort and leave the rest in the hands of Sunny Paji and Anil Ji. His unwavering commitment to giving his all paid off when he received the thrilling call confirming his selection for the role in 'Gadar 2.'
- PTC PUNJABI