Wrong news: Manoj Bajpayee rubbishes reports of playing Kanpur gangster Vikas Dubey in a film

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Vikas Dubey, the Uttar Pradesh gangster accused of killing eight policemen last week, was on Friday hit by four bullets in the retaliatory firing by members of the Special Task Force (STF) who tried stop him from escaping near Kanpur city, a news agency reported. The 48-year-old gangster was shot at by the police team when he tried to escape after the vehicle he was travelling in met with an accident amid heavy rain in the region. The STF team was bringing him back to Kanpur from Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain city.

Soon after the news of his encounter, rumours started doing the rounds that actor Manoj Bajpayee has been roped in to play the role of the Kanpur gangster Vikas in a film. The actor, however, took to Twitter to rubbish such reports. He retweeted a news article about the film and wrote, "Wrong news.”

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On the work front, Manoj was last seen in SonyLIV's show Bhonsle. In the show, Manoj plays a retired cop, who helps migrants fight a local politician. The show is directed by Devashish Makhija. The actor had recently also opened up about the second season of The Family Man and revealed that the director Raj & DK and  Amazon Prime are working really hard on the post-production of the show. He also revealed that the show was earlier slated to release in September but now it won’t happen due to the pandemic.

(Source: Twitter)

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