A helping hand

A helping hand


What started as a prank, turned out to be a dream come true for one lucky spot boy on the sets of Tamanchey, as he landed up with a role in the movie, thanks to actor Nikhil Dwivedi.

While packing up one day, the crew was in a relaxed mood and decided to play a prank on one of the spot boys. They asked the man to audition for the role of a gangster in the film.

The spot boy felt it was a golden opportunity to prove his skills and took the prank seriously. He actually started acting and mouthed dialogues in Bhojpuri effectively, says a source from the sets.

The unit was in splits and started laughing at him, but Nikhil, who watched the spot boy’s acting from a distance, appreciated the intensity in his acting. He requested the director to give him a role in the film, since the film is based in the interiors of India, and the spot boy would give authenticity to the character.

Director Bharat Ratan agreed and gave the spot boy a suitable role. Tamanchey is said to be loosely based on the love story of Abu Salem and Monica Bedi.