Actor Manoj Bajpai recently met former Chief Minister of Bihar Laloo Yadav in Patna to discuss the possibility of Bollywood film crews being invited to Bihar for shooting, also to discuss the possibility of the National School Of Drama coming to Bihar.
Manoj who had flown down especially to Patna for the meeting with Laloo Yadav shares the experience. “It was a fruitful conversation. It is an entirely different scenario in Bihar now as compared to when we shot for Shool in 1999. Raveena Tandon who was my co-star in Shool, came to Bihar to shoot with me. The crowds were scary. The atmosphere is much more conducive to peaceful work now.”
Manoj describes his meeting with Laloo Yadav as fruitful. “We had a fairly long discussion . We spoke about the possibility of Bollywood film shootings happening in Bihar. There are so many naturally beautiful spots in Bihar. We also discussed the possibility of constructing a film studio in Bihar.”
Laloo Prasad Yadav has always been a keen observer of Hindi cinema. And Bollywood loves him back. In 2005 Mahesh Manjrekar made a film called Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav in which Lalooji made a guest appearance.