Mumbai: After Malang, Aditya Roy Kapur and Anil Kapoor reunited again for yet another amazing project titled The Night Manager. The Aashiqui 2 actor announced the exciting project with the first look poster on Instagram on January 9. The espionage thriller will premiere on Disnay+ Hotstar and the release date is yet to be announced by the makers.
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Sharing the first look poster of The Night Manager, Aditya Roy Kapur wrote, “Duniya ke sabse dangerous arms dealer ko rokne ke liye there is only one weapon – ek hotel ka night manager.” Varun Dhawan commented, “Excited for this one way to go boyzzzzzzss,” while Rhea Kapoor wrote, “Insane,” along with fire emojis. Has the motion poster left you intrigued? Scroll down for 5 exciting details about this web series!
Anil’s daughter and film producer Rhea Kapoor called it “insane” and also dropped fire emojis in the comments section. Varun Dhawan wrote, “Excited for this one way to go boyzzzzzzss.” A fan wrote, “I’ll watch it for you. I just love Tom Hiddleston in this and Hugh too.” Another said, “This is going to be epic.” However, a comment also read: “Kuch to original bana lo (make atleast something original).”
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Talking about stepping into Tom Hiddleston’s shoes, Aditya Roy Kapur had told Bombay Times in an interview, “I love Tom Hiddleston and I love the series as well. It’s a beautifully written show and the part is complex and exciting. It’s a great opportunity for me to be able to sink my teeth into that role. Tom has played the part so well so it was important for me to find my own way into it. When you do something that’s already been done the challenge is to give that part your own direction and identity. Hopefully we have managed to do that here.”
Anil Kapoor will be seen as a weapons dealer who disguises himself as a business tycoon. Aditya will be seen as the night manager of a luxury hotel and a former soldier. Sobhita Dhulipala has stepped into the shoes of Olivia Colman who played Angela Burr and lead character Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston)’s recruiter.
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Anil had wrapped up the shoot of the show in September last year. Dropping hints about his character named Shelly, he wrote along with a few monochrome pics of himself, “And #TheNightManagerofIndia is off duty! #Thatsawrap for Shailendra Rungta a.k.a Shelly! Based on: The Night Manager; by John le Carre.”