While flying back from Lucknow on Monday night after a Raajneeti promotional tour, Manoj Bajpai bought gifts for co-stars Ajay Devgn, Katrina Kaif and director Prakash Jha.
It all started when the in-flight shopping cart came around. Katrina admired a watch, and demanded that Manoj buy it for her. This made the others rib Bajpai about only buying presents for the lady. Ultimately he ended up buying gifts for everyone. He also picked up something for Ajay's daughter Nysa.
Manoj says, "It was nothing. I just bought a wristband for Nysa. It was shopping time for my co-actors who were demanding that I buy them gifts from the in-flight shopping."
Jha confirms, "First Manoj bought gifts for Katrina. So Ajay and I complained that why should we be left behind? Katrina liked a Friendship watch so he got up from his seat, and bought it for her. Ajay and I looked at each other and then Ajay asked for a gift too. It wasn't fair that only Katrina should get a gift. So the poor fellow ended up buying a Swarovski pen for Ajay and a Dolce & Gabbana perfume for me."
Manoj says that his only condition for buying them the gifts was that they would all wear them all the time. He laughs, "Now Prakashji's office reeks of the DG perfume while Katrina promptly wore her colourful Friendship watch. Now I fear I will have to buy something for Ranbir, too, when we go to Delhi, as he wasn't there on this trip."
Manoj plays Ranbir Kapoor's elder brother in the film. He adds, "I am the eldest son of the family and power hungry. After my father, I inherit his power. My character is not based on any real-life politician. I sketched my character on my own as I always do. In Raajneeti everybody has a shade of grey except Katrina."