Hrithik Roshan is all set to make his digital debut on Disney+Hotstar with the official adaptation of the British limited series, The Night Manager.
The Guzaarish actor will be playing a part of Tom Hiddleston’s Jonathan Pine. As per recent reports, Manoj was approached to play the antagonist’s role, Richard Roper played by Hugh Laurie in the original. But we hear that riding high on the buzz of The Family Man 2, Manoj Bajpayee has walked out of the project because of date issues.
A source close to the production team, quotes, “Manoj sir was in advanced talks for the series. But due to the second wave of the pandemic, two of his productions have been delayed. The actor is currently shooting for a film in Uttarakhand, post which he will turn his attention to the pending projects. He realized that he won’t be able to match his dates with the rest of the cast, and decided to bow out of the venture,” reports Mid Day.
The team is now on the look out for another actor and are expected to zero in on an actor who has the screen presence to get into a battle with Hrithik Roshan.
Hrithik Roshan’s debut web show will be helmed by Sandeep Modi, who is known for Aarya. The project is expected to kick-start by the end of 2021.
Meanwhile, Hrithik is gearing up to commence shooting for the official adaptation of Vikram Vedha soon. The Night Manager is expected to begin after the wrap of Vikram Vedha.
The Night Manager is a British television serial directed by Susanne Bier and starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, David Harewood, Tom Hollander, and Elizabeth Debicki in pivotal roles. It is one of the most critically acclaimed shows in the world. It is based on 1993’s novel of the same name. The series originally premiered on BBC One on February 21, 2016.