The popular TV host is all geared up to share screen space with Elli Avram in Saurabh Varma’s tech-based film
Manish Paul is undoubtedly a star among the actors who have worked on the small screen and has carved out a niche for himself. Not only that, he has won several awards as the Best Anchor and has had a huge impact in many reality shows that he has hosted. Little did Manish know that in his debut film, he’ll get to romance not a leading B-town heroine like Sonakshi Sinha or Parineeti Chopra, but a firang gal named Elli Avram? Waah, Manish!
It’s learnt that the debut director Saurabh Varma zeroed in on Elli after auditioning 200 young chicks (hmmm… auditioning is such a fun process!). “We had approached a few known female actors for the lead opposite Manish but later we decided to cast a new face. We chose Elli because she fitted the bill perfectly,” Varma said in an interview. The celebrated TV anchor plays a computer hacker in the movie Mickey Virus (earlier titled Oye Micky), which will release on May 17.
We are sure Manish’s debut will be as dhamakedaar as Ayushmann Khurrana’s or even better, but we wonder what’s happening to Arjun Kapoor’s Virus Diwan, which was supposed to be his debut film? Interestingly, Arjun too plays a computer hacker in the film!