Manjot Singh has bagged a parallel lead alongside Abhay Deol in SNAFU. The shoot of which will largely take place in Pune. Manjot has packed and left for a 40 day long schedule in Pune. The duo, Abhay- Manjot were last in Oye Luck Lucky Oye in 2008. Right after Manjot’s confirmation for the role, Abhay tweeted “Oye Manjot, Manjot Oye” welcoming him onboard and now the promising actor is all set to roll.
In oye lucky lucky oye Manjot and Abhay essay the same character, Manjot being the younger lucky and Abhay as the grown up one. SNAFU will see them together as parallel leads. Manjot essays the character of Sunny Singh, a meek and submissive slum dweller. SNAFU is a thriller around commonplace situations going out of hands as the title suggests.
Sethu Sriram will make his directorial debut in Bollywood, having shot topline projects such as Wanted, Shakti, Tere Naam, Teree Sang, Milenge Milenge, OMG and Dusshera as DoP. Sriram has also directed a Kannada film titled Godfather.
Talking about Manjot joining the crew, Sriram said, “I’m glad we have Manjot on board as Sunny Singh. We wanted a certain kind of vulnerability and a meek demeanor. Manjot is a brilliant actor and he makes a perfect Sunny Singh. The majority of this film is slated to be shot in Pune and we have a packed schedule. My DoP has arrived from Chennai and the rest of the crew members have also reached from Bombay while Manjot will be flying down from Delhi. We will do a small puja and then roll at break neck speed”.
Manjot’s last Bollywood outings were Fukrey and What the fish playing, in the both the films he plays a sardar.