Vijay Raaz reveals he didn’t want to do Abhishek Bachchan-starrer Run: ‘Chaar baar mana karne ke baad…’

Vijay Raaz reveals he didn’t want to do Abhishek Bachchan-starrer Run: ‘Chaar baar mana karne ke baad…’

You do remember Siddharth’s (Abhishek Bachchan) friend Ganesh and his reaction after eating Kauwa Biryani in Run? Read on to know interesting story behind the scene.

Actor Vijay Raaz has proven his impeccable comic timing in many comedy films. However, his character Ganesh from Abhishek Bachchan-starrer Run (2004) is regarded as the funniest character he played on screen. In the recent exclusive interaction, Vijay reveals that he was not interested in doing Run, and he rejected the film four times. 

While promoting his new series, Murder At Mahim, with DNA India, Vijay recalls his initial reaction to Run. The actor says, “Main yeh (film) karna nahi chahta tha. Chaar baar mana karne ke baad phir se phone aa gaya (I wasn’t interested in the film, and they called me even after rejecting it four times).” 

Furthermore Vijay adds that demanded more money, so that the producer (Boney Kapoor) would rejected, but he agreed. “Jab unka phone aaya toh maine socha ek hi tarika hai paise zyada mang liye, aur woh mann gaye. Toh phir majboori mein maine woh film ki (When they called me, I asked for a raise in acting fee, and they agreed. So, I was obliged to do the film).” The Delhi Belly actor further reveals that even though he did the film in compulsion, he started enjoying the shoot. 

Even though Jeeva-directed, Run flopped at the box office, Vijay’s character is still best remembered among classic comedy performances. Run also starred Bhumika Chawla opposite Jr Bachchan. The film was the remake of Tamil film of the same name. 

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In the same conversation, Vijay lauds OTT for bringing much-needed freedom to the creative field. The Delhi Belly actor says, “Yehi iski sabse sundar baat hai ki you’re free. Jo boundaries cinema mein hai ki ‘yeh hona chaiye, aisa chaiye hai’, jo dusre log decide karte hai, waha kahani mar jaati hai. Yaha kahani front mein rehti hai (The best part about this platform is that you’re free. The boundaries set by others in cinema often kill the story. But here, the story is prioritised).” Vijay and Ashutosh Rana’s latest series Murder In Mahim is currently streaming on JioCinema.

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