Deepika Padukone’s ex-beau Nihaar Pandya is all set to mark his Bollywood debut with the highly anticipated MANIKARNIKA that stars Kangana Ranaut in the lead. Deepika dated Nihaar briefly during her early modelling days.
MANIKARNIKA has been in the news ever since the announcement of the film and Nihaar will be playing the role of Baji Rao the second (II) in it.
Nihaar underwent multiple acting and training workshops to get every nuance of the character right. The challenging role which requires him to play Baji Rao the second (II) with certain élan, meant Nihaar had to go the extra mile to get under the skin of the character.
The prospect of playing a historic character along with strenuous war scenes motivated Nihaar to learn the ropes in terms of martial arts, weight training, functional training, horse riding, etc. in order to do complete justice to his character.
MANIKARNIKA, directed by Krish Jagarlamudi and produced by Kamal Jain and Zee Studios, will see Nihaar share screen space with acting powerhouses like Kangana Ranaut, Sonu Sood and Ankita Lokhande.
MANIKARNIKA is slated to hit the silver screens on April 27, 2018.