Free Press Journal

Manoj learns Oriya for Budhia Singh–Born To Run

FOLLOW US:

Manoj Bajpayee will be next seen in Viacom18 Motion Pictures’ awe-inspiring biopic, Budhia Singh – Born To Run, based on the inspirational true story of world’s youngest marathon runner.

The National award winning actor not just had to learn the martial art form, Judo for his role, but also had to learn Oriya language since the film is based in Bhubaneshwar.

In order to speak Oriya fluently in the film, Manoj had to learn the language and work on his accent. Interestingly, the movie director Soumendra Padhi, who belongs to Orissa, helped Manoj learn the language.


Being the method actor that Manoj is, the versatile actor spent a lot of time learning Oriya on the set, known to be one of the most difficult languages.

A source says, “Since Manoj was quite excited to play the role of a coach, he was aware about things he had to do for his character, be it learning Judo or Oriya language. Soumendra helped him learn the nuances of Oriya for couple of scenes since he belongs to Orissa.”