With a repertoire of films like Band Baaja Baaraat and Phas Gaye Re Obama, Manu Rishi is known to be one who is always raring to try his hand at different roles. But why does he have such a long name? “With my father’s name included in my name, my full name is Manu Rishi Subhash Chandra Chadha. I asked dad to step aside to make it shorter and to give me an opportunity to shine,” he laughs.

His previous outing had him play a pivotal part in Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan, a film centred around homosexuality. In his signature succinct style, he elaborates that as the lawyer-brother of Gajraj Rao, the father of the lead in the movie, he brought to the fore how families are broken and then how they come around to accept the new relationship.

Shilpi Madan for Sunday Herald

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