Mail News Service
Gua, May 19: Critically acclaimed matinee idol, Manoj Bajpayee arrived in Gua on Thursday afternoon and was put up at SAIL’s Dak Bungalow. The cast members and director Ashish along with film technicians arrived to shoot a film in and around the famous Saranda Forest.
Many SAIL officials led by Chief general Manager, Vipin Kuimar Giri and Suman Kumar met Manoj and welcomed him on his arrival at Gua for the first time. Putting a cine star’s arrival under wraps failed as the news of Manoj Bajpayee’s arrival spread like wild fire and people of all ages waited for a glimpse of the Bollywood star. Anticipating an eager crowd to see Manoj in person security personnel comprising CISF and Jharkhand police jawans were posted at the dak Bungalow. Manoj Bajpayee is accompanied by his personal security as well.
Apart from the common people, the entry of media persons to the Dak Bungalow has been barred. According to information, Manoj Bajpayee has come to gua with the entire production unit to shoot some scenes for his forthcoming film.
The actor along with the director and cinematographer went for a recce to identify probable locations.
Starting his career with Ram Gopal Verma’s super hit and critically acclaimed film, ‘Satya,’ Manoj Bajpayee has never looked back. He continues to make headlines for his varied performances in parallel cinemas as well as commercial celluloid ventures. His other critically acclaimed films include ‘Gangs of Wasseypur,’ ‘Shool,’ ‘Pinjar,’ ‘Chakravyu’ to mention a few from his list of superb performances.
Saranda is known for its natural beauty where tourists from different corners of India come to spend fleeting moments amidst nature in Saranda Forest area. However, since the turn of the millennium extremists have been trying to establish their stronghold in the forest area and a plethora of police and extremist units shootouts have somewhat subdued people’s urge to visit this otherwise luscious cover of nature’s green.
The mere arrival of a famous film actor like Manoj Bajpayee at Saranda for shooting his film here is expected to bring in people from the world of cinema as also general tourists. If the state government provides security arrangements and necessary infrastructure, people associated with film industry may once again venture out to Saranda, its forest cover and natural springs.