Mumbai: So overwhelmed is Katrina Kaif by the stellar performance of Manoj Bajpayee in ‘Raajneeti’, that the petite actress touched his feet as a mark of respect to the thespian’s acting prowess in Prakash Jha’s latest release.
On Thursday night, at the premiere of ‘Raajneeti’, when people praised Manoj’s stellar performance in the flick, Katrina went ahead and touched the actor’s feet.
News has it that Manoj hugged the actress, while Arjun Rampal and Ranbir Kapoor lifted the actor on their shoulders. Katrina, who was all praise for the powerhouse performer, told Manoj that ‘aap to superb actor hain.’
Incidentally, Katrina is not the first actress to touch Manoj’s feet. Tabu had done the same thing twelve years ago during the premiere of ‘Satya.’
Talking to a news daily, a bashful Manoj Bajpayee said, “It is very embarrassing for me. Katrina herself has performed so well in the film. I told her, ‘Please don’t embarrass me.’ After that, both Ranbir and Arjun lifted me on their shoulders. It was a nice gesture from them as it showed the chemistry we all had during the making of the film.”
When enquired about same episode with Tabu, Manoj said, “Yes that time Tabu did touch my feet. It is like history is repeating itself. Tabu was such a senior actress at the time. I was shocked and didn’t know what to say. As far as ‘Raajneeti’ is concerned, I don’t have words to thank the people who have sent me messages and called me since Thursday night. Prakash Jha gave me the role of a lifetime. I am looking forward to work with him in ‘Arakshan’.”
Well, with ‘Raajneeti’ turning out to be a huge Box Office hit, kudos to Manoj Bajpayee!