Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! actor Manu Rishi Chadha is delighted to have worked with actors Gajraj Rao and Neena Gupta in his latest release Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. The actor played Gajraj Rao’s brother and Neena Gupta’s brother-in-law. Talking about his bonding with the Badhaai Ho stars, Manu revealed in an interview, “Despite being just one year older to me, Gajraj used to behave like he was 12-15 years older to me. I also had to respect him accordingly. This went well with our characters of two brothers and we used it as a method. Neena ji was my much older sister-in-law in the film and I used to treat her on the sets accordingly. There never used to be a day when I wouldn’t run to bring up a chair for her when she would arrive on the sets.”
Sharing funny anecdotes from the film's sets, he added, “People who go to gym regularly often have a sharp jawline. I and Gajraj often used to get tense and told each other ‘we ate too much last night, now our faces will look bigger during the shoot’. But we used to do something or the other and would end up getting scolded by her which used to reduce our faces to the original. We used to be happy with the results.”
He also showered praised on Neena for changing his outlook towards life. “She is the most senior among us but she is the youngest when it comes to her ideology. We got inspired by her youth. After observing Neena ji during the shoot, even I started styling myself. People have started wearing colours after spending time with her. She has taught us we should take out time for ourselves. What is the fault of these colours if we have turned old. She has the same ideology in life. She knows how to live life. She had a very powerful journey but the way she presents herself is wonderful. Unko dekh ke lagta hai – wah, kya baat hai and that we must follow her on her footsteps.”
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, which opened on February 21, stars Ayushmann Khurrana and debutant Jitendra Kumar in a small town setup.
(Source: Hindustan Times)