Thursday, June 22, 2006
Varanasi (UNI): Unable to share silver screen space with the Rangeela girl, Bhojpuri cinema superstar manoj tiwari has bought a swanky car, once owned by Bollywood beauty Urmila Matondkar.
Mr Tiwari admitted to being a die-hard fan of Urmila.
''Main Urmilaji ka diwana hoon aur hamesha se unke saath kisi film mein kaam karne ke sapne dekhta aya hoon,'' said the singer-actor, often called as Big B of Bhojpuri cinema.
''After realising it would be near impossible to work with Urmila in any Bhojpuri flick, I was looking for an opportunity to somehow share any of her possessions,'' he said.
Two months ago, I learnt from one of the producer of my films, Vinod Bachchan, that Urmila was eager to sell her black Sonata Gold car. I quickly grabbed the opportunity and bought it, Manoj said.
He reportedly paid Rs five lakh to own the swanky vehicle.
Presently shooting three films in Varanasi -- Purab, Balma 420 and Munna Pandey Berozgar -- Manoj said the aspiration of getting associated with his 'dream girl' had been actualised to some extent.
The actor, who has represented Banaras Hindu University (BHU) cricket team, besides serving as the vice-chairman of Laloo Yadav- governed Bihar Cricket Association, however, has kept the black beauty for use in Mumbai only.
''When I am shooting in Mumbai, Pune and adjoining areas, I prefer to use the car, which the public fondly remembers as Urmila's car,'' conceded the star, still harbouring unfulfilled dream of playing Munna's character to Urmila in any future Bhojpuri version of Rangeela.