Director Sandeep Modi: Anil Kapoor named his own character The Night Manager
The web series is a Hindi adaptation of John le Carre's novel The Night Manager
The Night Manager director Sandeep Modi revealed that actor Anil Kapoor named his character in the web series by himself.
Anil is an antagonist in the series and he plays a gambler and ruthless businessman named Shelly Rungta. "We cast Anil Kapoor as Shelly Rungta. By the way, the name Rungta came from him. It was called something else earlier," said Sandeep.
Sandeep, who is known for Aarya, The Lottery, and Neerja, added how the Jug Jugg Jeeyo actor came up with another option.
"He gave the last name Rungta. He thought it had to be a very Indian last name not very generic. Something which has power. Rungta is actually a marwari businessman with charm and everything," he concluded.
The web series is a Hindi adaptation of John le Carre's novel The Night Manager.
Created and directed by Sandeep Modi, the show also features Aditya Roy Kapur, Sobhita Dhulipala, Tillotama Shome, Saswata Chatterjee, Ravi Behl, and others.