Ali Fazal was initially offered the role of Munna in 'Mirzapur'

Actor recalled dropping the offer and the show altogether


Entertainment Desk November 05, 2020

Ali Fazal alias Guddu bhaiyya of Mirzapur has recently revealed that he was originally offered a different role in the show, because of which he was about to reject the series.

That's right, speaking to FilmfareFazal expressed how his heart was set on playing Guddu from the time he read the script and but then he found out he was being offered Munna's character. 

Fazal recalled, “I was stuck on Guddu. I was offered another part initially. I think it was Munna’s part, which Divyenndu has done. At that time, I was so invested in Guddu because I felt like there was so much I could bring to it,” he said.

“I really like parts that are unpredictable to me," he added. "If I can figure out the entire journey in my head, then it’s no fun. There won’t be any team work because I am not the only person. So I made an excuse. I said I don’t have dates, something has come up, and left."

He then received another call with the makers saying, "We want to see, let’s try this," according to the star, and the rest is history.

Mirzapur 2 recently premiered on Amazon Prime Video and revolved around Fazal’s character Guddu Pandit, avenging the death of his wife Sweety (Shriya Pilgaonkar) and brother Bablu (Vikrant Massey).

The first season of the crime drama set in Uttar Pradesh’s badlands was a surprise hit in 2018. It revolved around a local crime lord, Kaleen bhaiyya, played by Pankaj Tripathi, and how his empire is affected when two brothers, Guddu and Bablu, enter the picture. Kaleen bhaiyya’s son and apparent heir, Munna, is threatened by them.

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