Many may wonder why Aamir Khan didn't act in his production film
Peepli Live, as he identifies quite well with the aam
aadmi, having acted in films like Lagaan. But the actor lost out
the role of Natha to Omkar Das Manikpuri during the audition.
Aamir was impressed with Manikpuri at the audition, so much so
that he decided to give away the role of Natha to him. Manikpuri
was called for a small role but walked away with the lead role.
The lead actor Peepli Live said that he was on top of
the world when Aamir said that he was planning to play Natha in the
film but would give it to him. He added that Aamir told him only he
could play Natha.
Peepli Live is a satire on the pledge of the farmers
and brings to light their struggle. It also tells how the people
right from the politicians to the bureaucrats to the television
reporters to the local people try to exploit a situation to their
Directed by debutante Anusha Rizvi, the film features Omkar Das
Manikpuri, Raghuveer Yadav, Malaika Shenoy, Nawazuddin Siddiqui,
Shalini Vatsa, Farrukh Jaffer and Vishal O Sharma in the lead
roles. It is hitting the theatres today.