From farmer to scribe: Natha of 'Peepli Live' does 'Patna Live'

Oct 22, 2010 IANS

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) After playing the role of villager Natha in 'Peepli Live', actor Omkar Das Manikpuri is set to portray the character of a journalist. He will be seen covering the Bihar elections for news channel Live India.

He will be part of Live India's show 'Patna Live', which will be dedicated to Bihar elections. He will be going to various parts of the state to inquire whether the area has benefited from politics.

'The character of Natha was and still is the perfect example of the crude reality of the rural sector of our society... Natha comes as a wake up call by the help of 'Peepli Live',' Live India's CEO Sudhir Chaudhary said in a statement.

'We want to do the exact thing at Live India when it comes to Bihar elections. We want the country to be with us and be well versed with the state's affairs,' he said.

'And who better to connect with than Natha himself. So now Natha will be the common voter's face on television. I am glad that Omkar Das Manikpur readily agreed to do the show 'Patna Live' with us. I am looking forward to it,' he added.

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