Ali Fazal plays Guddu Pandit in Mirzapur.

Ali Fazal reveals he was initially offered a different role in Mirzapur, ‘made an excuse’ and almost turned the show down

Ali Fazal aka Guddu bhaiyya of Mirzapur stated that he was initially provided one other half on the present, that of Munna. However, he had his coronary heart set on Guddu and virtually turned down the present. He ‘made an excuse’ about not having dates and obtained out of there, however obtained a name again later, and the remaining is historical past.

Mirzapur 2 not too long ago premiered on Amazon Prime Video and revolved round Ali’s character Guddu Pandit avenging the deaths of his spouse Sweety (Shriya Pilgaonkar) and brother Bablu (Vikrant Massey).

Talking to Filmfare, Ali stated that when he first learn the script of Mirzapur, he discovered it to be ‘brilliant’ and was instantly drawn to the character of Guddu. “I was stuck on Guddu. I was offered another part initially. I think it was Munna’s part, which Divyenndu has done. At that time, I was so invested in Guddu because I felt like there was so much I could bring to it,” he stated.


“I really like parts that are unpredictable to me. If I can figure out the entire journey in my head, then it’s no fun. There won’t be any team work because I am not the only person. So I made an excuse. I said I don’t have dates, something has come up. So I left. Then I got a call back later saying that we want to see, let’s try this,” he added.

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Mirzapur, an Amazon Prime Video authentic sequence, returned with its second season final month. The first season of the crime drama set in Uttar Pradesh’s badlands was a shock hit in 2018 and revolved round an area crime lord named Kaleen bhaiyya (Pankaj Tripathi) and the way his empire is affected when two brothers, Guddu and Bablu, enter the image. Kaleen bhaiyya’s son and heir-apparent, Munna, is threatened by them.

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