Manish Vatsalya, by vocation is a dentist. But has directed and acted in a number of Indian movies. He began his directing career with the film Jeena Hai Toh Thok Dal. It was a gangster movie that showed vile realities of the underworld, the movie was released in 2012. Manish also played the character of “Atka” in this film. The movie won Manish, ‘The Best Foreign Film Award’ in Mexico International Film Festival.
Besides Jeena Hai Toh Thook Dal, Manish has also acted in the films like, Admission Open, Tomorrow, Dusshera and Kabootar. He also directed and acted in the movie Dusshera .
He also ended up in controversy with the Maharashtra political party called the Shiv Sena. The contents and the story of his directorial debut was considered derogatory and anti-social by the political party. The movie’s song titles ‘Moohmein Ley’ was also considered insulting to women and he had to face unpleasant backlash from media for using a song with such offensive lyrics in his movie. He is currently directing a movie named ‘Babloo’ which is a story about an Uttar Pradesh gangster, the movie stars Arshad WarsiArshad Warsi is most popular for his role as Circu >> Read More... as Babloo Shrivastava who is the titular lead character.