"I think Manoj is the quintessential common man who can rise above occasions and that is the essence of the character in 'The Family Man'. Needless to say that he is a great actor.
"One of the important factors of his persona is that he holds a great combination of a husband and a father who also can fight for a greater cause Somewhere he holds that conviction whenever he appears on-screen," Krishna told IANS here.
The story of the show is about the journey of a middle-class middle-aged man who is trying to balance his family life with his wife and children, and at the same time, he is fighting against terrorism.
"So, he (Manoj's character) does not have a cool car, but travels by local train and he arranges a home loan to buy a bigger house."
"Manoj is driving the story throughout... One can say that he is a James Bond living in Chembur," quipped Raj.
"We went to give him the narration and within 10 minutes of hearing the story, he said, 'Yes, I am on'. That gave us the confidence that things are going good," Raj said.
While Manoj has acted in a few short films earlier, how was the experience of shooting for a web series?
"It is surely a different experience of shooting for a web series because it is a little exhausting process... A lot of hard work is involved in it. We used to do a lot of rehearsals before the camera rolled.
"When the camera is on, we are doing it in one take, mostly. So that brings back my practice in theatre and stage performance. I would say it is a combination of theatre and cinema," said the National Award-winning actor.
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