Bobby and Manisha in Gupt.

Bobby and Manisha in Gupt.

Bobby Deol said that Manisha Koirala had eaten a chaat full of raw onions before the shoot.

Bobby Deol has been all the rage since the release of the Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial film Animal last year. However, this fanfare is not new for the actor. With films like Gupt and Soldier, Bobby Deol has been quite the sensation in the late 1990s. In a 2001 interview with Filmfare, Bobby recalled a funny incident while shooting a romantic song for Gupt with Manisha Koirala.

He said, “I got along fine with her, though we didn’t become friends. While shooting for the song ‘Bechaniyaan’ in Gupt, she had to bring her face close to mine and then bite my chin for the shot. As she brought her face close to mine, I got a blast of bad breath. She’d eaten chana chaat full of raw onions just before the scene. It’s a wonder how I even managed to do the scene. Because romance was the last thing on my mind then.”

Bobby had planned to exact his revenge on the actress. He said, “I wanted to get back at her. The fight master and I conned a newcomer, who was playing her brother, to eat onions. We told him that they were good for concentration and that they’d help him to emote better. He had to do a scene with Manisha. So we asked him to breathe heavily when he got close to her. The camera rolled and we waited with bated breath,” he shared. Bobby waited for a while to get a laugh but Manisha never reacted. “She never reacted. Our joke fell flat,” he shared.

Bobby Deol will soon be seen in Kanguva. Kanguva marks Bobby Deol’s Tamil debut. In December 2023, the actor shared that his character in the Suriya-starrer goes beyond his usual comfort zone. “This role is definitely out of my comfort zone, also I don’t know the language, so that is again totally out of my zone. I can’t even learn Tamil in a month or two, but I will work on it,” he told India Today. Bobby’s poster for the film was released on his birthday this year and received a massively positive response.


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