Versatile actor Manoj Bajpayee plays the role of a handler in Shivam Nair’s Naam Shabana. He is a senior RAW officer who handles Shabana’s intense training sessions. According to sources, his character is closely modeled on that of a Mossad handler. Mossad is the national intelligence agency of Israel. Manoj’s character has a keen eye for recruiting common people off the streets by tracking their whereabouts for a month and then analysing if they have the potential to be hired.
Manoj, who has over the years played a variety of characters adds one more powerful role into his kitty. Naam Shabana slated to release on March 31, has Taapsee Pannu playing Shabana, a female RAW agent. The film has a cameo from Akshay Kumar and also stars Danny Denzongpa, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Anupam Kher and others.