More film offers coming, says Peepli Live's Natha

Aug 17, 2010 IANS

Raipur, Aug 17 (IANS) Omkar Das Manikpuri, who played the role of Natha in 'Peepli Live', Tuesday said he has got more offers from Bollywood but he is being selective about his roles.

Omkar, who belongs to Khursipar area of Chhattisgarh's Bhilai town, some 30 km west of here, reached his home state Tuesday for the first time after 'Peepli Live' released Friday.

'I am reluctant to leave Chhattisgarh. I will probably not settle in Mumbai after 'Peepli Live' success. I will shuttle between Chhattisgarh and Mumbai as offers have started coming in,' he told reporters.

Dozens of fans thronged the Raipur airport and beat drums to receive Omkar. A series of functions have been hosted in his honour in Bhilai town.

'I never dreamt of becoming so popular. I am obliged to people, friends and fans in Chhattisgarh who are giving me so much affection and love for my act in 'Peepli Live'. It's an amazing feeling,' he said in his local language.

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